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3 of the Most Common Residential Furnace Problems

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Residential furnace problems can pop up anytime and be the bane of your winter season. Before getting caught off guard and ending up without heat during a cold spell, take a look at three of the most common issues homeowners face with their furnace.

#1: Clogged Filter

It’s easy to forget to change your HVAC air filter. Out of sight, out of mind, after all. But a dirty or clogged filter is one of the most common contributors to home furnace problems. It can prevent your system from effectively pulling in air, making it work overtime, and causing excess wear and tear on the parts. It can also lead to overheating and system shutdown, leaving you without heat.

#2: Cracked Heat Exchanger

Another potential issue from an overheated furnace is a cracked heat exchanger, a common furnace problem. When this happens, the furnace will stop in its tracks. The only way to diagnose and repair this problem is by calling in a professional HVAC technician.

#3: Damaged Blower Belt

The blower belt runs the fan that circulates the air through your furnace and out through the vents. If the belt frays or breaks, the fan stops, and so does your heating system. You’ll often hear a squealing noise before the belt breaks. Turn off the furnace and call your HVAC company if you hear any unusual noise.

The best way to avoid common residential furnace problems and the complications that go with them is with regular HVAC maintenance. Contact the experts at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc. to find the best maintenance agreement for your system.

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