Pioneers Heating and Air was contacted by a client in East Los Angeles, CA, regarding furnace repair. They had been noticing water around the unit’s base but did not know where the leak could be coming from. Upon inspection, our technician noticed that a condensation pipe in the power box was leaking. After fixing the leak and inspecting every pipeline leading to it for clogging, we restored heat and ensured no further troubling home issues. The client was glad to have found a reliable company to fix the problem.
Many of us rely on our furnaces to keep us warm when the temperatures begin to drop. Sadly, many homeowners fail to realize that furnaces also require care. Like any other home appliances, even high-quality furnaces will eventually fail with time and constant use. Being aware of the most frequent furnace issues may let you be able to diagnose the problem on your own rather than needing to contact a specialist.
Your gas furnace may be blowing air but not producing heat for several reasons. For example, your thermostat might have a fan option. When the fan setting is on, the furnace will blow air through the house, but no heat is coming out. Another possibility is that the furnace is not receiving enough power. The fan may turn on to move air if the furnace is not getting enough power, but it will not be able to produce heat.
If your furnace filter is not often replaced, it can become clogged with dust and debris. This restricted airflow can make it seem like the furnace is not producing any heat. It could also be that there is no flame to ignite the fuel and warm the air. The pilot light in a furnace is responsible for igniting the fuel, and if it goes out, the furnace will not be able to produce heat.
It is usual for furnaces to cycle on and off to maintain the temperature set on the thermostat. For example, your furnace may cycle on, heat your house to the appropriate temperature, then cycle off multiple times an hour, depending on the programmed temperature and the ambient temperature.
There is something wrong if your furnace is short-cycling or turning off before it reaches the desired temperature. Specifically, lack of ventilation in the furnace usually results in a short cycle because the furnace overheats. Built-in safety switches in furnaces can also cause the system to shut off if the temperature rises too high.
As with other furnace issues, a furnace may cease to function due to tripping a circuit breaker, a problem with the pilot light or ignition, a restriction in the airflow, or some other condition that activates a safety switch and shuts down the system. Your best course of action is to bring in a qualified HVAC expert to take a look at your furnace and determine the issue if it has shut down for no apparent reason.
Certain furnace models are susceptible to condensation leaks, which result in water accumulating at the base of the furnace. Condensation pipes carry the water created when the fuel for combustion cools to a drain. Water can get at the bottom of the furnace if the condensation pipe develops a leak or clogs in some other way. The best thing to do in this situation is to send a technician to look at it.
There are situations in which hiring a professional to diagnose your furnace is a safer alternative than attempting to fix it yourself. So, if you are looking for a company to provide you with the best heating and cooling services, Pioneers Heating and Air is one of the best in heating repairs. We offer a wide range of services, including furnace repair, air conditioner repair, and heater maintenance.
We know it can be a hassle when your HVAC system is not working as it should, so our team of experts is here to help. We are based in South Pasadena, and our HVAC services are available throughout San Gabriel Valley. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands with us. Contact us today to schedule a service!