Your furnace has its quirks, it has a few picadillos that it garners over time, but the repairs it requires will change as it gets older. Certain repairs can be disastrous, especially with a combustion-based system like this.
Let’s go through some critical furnace repair in Conway that should raise some alarms in your head. We’ll walk you through them and what to do.
Cracked Heat Exchanger
This one is top of the list because it’s the most important. Make no mistake, a cracked heat exchanger is a potentially lethal problem with your furnace. Your heat exchanger deals with carbon monoxide. You know, that thing you have a dedicated detector for in your home.
When it cracks, which is something that happens over years of wear and tear, it leaks that carbon monoxide into your home. The issue here is that it might be enough to poison you and your family, but it might not be enough to get picked up by your detectors.
If this is the problem, then you need emergency repair. Do not turn off your furnace on your own. Evacuate the home if you suspect this to be an issue (or notice symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, defined by the Center for Disease Control), and call for emergency repair right away. A furnace technician will know how to safely enter the home with the proper protective equipment, shut down your furnace, and keep your family safe.
Bum Ignition System
Your furnace uses gas. It needs an ignition source to light that gas and keep the fire flowing. It lights the burner, but when it’s faulty, it increases your risk of a fire.
If your ignition system isn’t working at all, it could result in gas leaks that you aren’t immediately aware of, which pose an even bigger fire risk. All it takes is lighting a candle, cigarette, or the burner on your stove to light that gas leaking throughout the air.
You need your ignition system maintained properly to prevent these issues from popping up. They’re major safety concerns–not just minor inconveniences. Make sure they’re taken care of quickly and by professionals.
Your Blower Motor Gave Out
Your blower motor is what sends the warm air through your ductwork and into your home. It’s pretty important. With a faulty blower motor, you basically can’t heat your home.
This can lead to your furnace heating up more than normal, since that warm air isn’t being pulled away from it, and may lead to breakdown by faster wear and tear on your system. Plus, you’ll notice it when there’s little to no warm air coming through the vents.
Be Aware of Your Furnace Troubles
Your furnace is a combustion-based system and includes some hazards that you don’t encounter with other types of home heating. You have to be extra vigilant, and be sure to call professionals like us when you run into problems or any suspected safety concerns.
Contact Dewees HVAC today to schedule your furnace repair or contact us for emergency furnace services.