Common Furnace Problems and How to Fix Them

With temperatures dropping in the Kansas City area, the last thing you need as a homeowner is a furnace problem. Unfortunately, the bitter Midwest nights ahead are when most furnace problems are likely to occur. The good news is, with the right awareness and knowledge, you can recognize and solve the issues your furnace faces, before they grow into large, costly problems.

Some of the most common furnace problems, and their solutions, are:

Dirty Filter
When your furnace’s air filter is left for long periods of time without being replaced, it can accumulate a large amount of dust, allergens, and other pollutants. This accumulation is arguably the most common issue a furnace can have, as dirty filters can lead to low efficiency, as well as other avoidable nuisances. Luckily, while a common problem, this issue is easy to fix. Simply replace your filter with a new one at the start of the cold season, and you will breathe easy for months to come.

Malfunctioning Thermostat
Another common issue, malfunctioning thermostats can be a simple, quick fix. If your thermostat screen is blank, there is a good chance your breaker needs reset, or it may be time to replace the thermostat battery. Even if both of these aspects seem to be in working order, be sure the blower door is properly locked into place so the door is making contact with the safety switch.

While furnace problem occur most often this time of year, the best way to get your heating system prepared for the cold winter months ahead, is by scheduling an annual maintenance check up with Overland Park Heating and Cooling. Our professionals will give your system a full inspection, helping to solve any lingering problems before they arise and leave you in the cold.

To schedule your furnace maintenance appointment, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.