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Three Common Furnace Problems

At G&R Heating and Air, we want to make sure that you and your family are nice and warm during the winter. As the colder months approach, it’s important to make sure that your furnace is ready to go for the season, and that you won’t be surprised by any sudden breakdowns in the middle of a frigid night. When it comes to furnace repair, it’s important to have an experienced company who can set things right in a short amount of time. If you live in Naperville, then give us a call today!

In this post, we’ll take a look at three common furnace problems, how you can identify them, and what the best way is to fix them.

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1. Bad Blower Belt

The blower fan motor in your furnace has a belt that keeps it spinning, and if something goes wrong with this belt, then you could be left with a heating system that’s not blowing any hot air. If you hear a high-pitched squealing or squeaking sound coming from your furnace, then chances are there’s an issue with the belt, such as fraying or slipping. Our expert HVAC technician can inspect the current belt and will recommend whether or not it should be replaced.

2. Cracked Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger in your furnace is there to warm up the cold air that passes through it and send it throughout your home, as well as push out the cooled exhaust air that comes from the returns in your home. If it’s cracked, you may hear rattling or vibrating in your heating system, and this can greatly affect the system’s efficiency. Having an experienced HVAC tech look at the exchanger is the surest way to keep your furnace running as it should.

3. Constant System Cycles

If you’ve noticed that your furnace is cycling constantly, then your first concern may be how much your heating bill is going to be. However, you should be just as concerned as to why the furnace never seems to shut off for very long. There could be an issue with your thermostat, or there could be a problem with air flow. The air filter may be clogged or dirty, so replacing that should be first on your list. If there’s a mechanical problem, such as a bad switch or sensor, then we can provide the necessary replacement parts and get your system up and running again.

These three problems are just an example of the issues that can plague your furnace during the winter. If you hear strange noises or you sense that something isn’t right, then please don’t hesitate to call us. We offer 24/7 emergency service, so when something goes wrong in the middle of the night, you won’t have to wait until morning to have warm air flowing through your house again. If you’d like to set up a regular furnace repair appointment, then use the form below or call us at (224) 419-5324 to speak to a member of our team.

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