It’s always a good idea to turn on your heating system before it gets too cold this winter to make sure your furnace is working properly. Furnaces are big, loud, and dusty. Fixing them requires knowledge about working with gas and electricity. When it comes to Common Types Of Heating Repairs, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” answer. If you notice any of these home heating repair issues when you turn on your furnace, call Bigham’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to get it fixed right away.

Common Types of Heating Problems

If your furnace doesn’t come on this winter, you’re not alone. Many people have to call for repair services to fix their heating systems. Although these problems are common, they’re not always an easy DIY fix.

Cold Air Coming from Vents When the Heat Is On

Cool air instead of warm air coming from your vents is one of the more common calls we receive for furnace repair. There are many reasons as to why this could happen, including leaky ducts, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a problem with fuel delivery.

Before calling Bigham’s, check your breaker box to make sure your furnace is receiving the power it needs. Look at your gas line to make sure that your gas knob is in the correct position. Some thermostats run on batteries, so changing them might be the solution to your problem. If you’ve inspected all of these elements and your furnace still isn’t pushing out warm air, then call an HVAC contractor at Bigham’s. 

Strange Odors

Strange odors from your heating system might be the most alarming. The smell of gas is naturally concerning, and you’ll need to vacate your house and call the fire department. Sometimes, it’s what you don’t smell that can also be concerning. Make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm near the furnace. Carbon Monoxide can cause sickness that can lead to death.

Unusual Sounds

Hearing buzzing or banging noises coming from your furnace means your furnace needs attention. Noticing new sounds when you turn the system on and off is a good indication you should call the pros at Bigham’s to take a look. 

High Energy Bills

If you’ve turned your heat on, but it just sounds like it’s struggling to stay on – or not staying on for very long – it’s probably short cycling. This is a common furnace repair, and, left unchecked, will result in really high energy bills. Keep bills low by having a professional inspect your furnace right away. 

Easy Fixes You Can Do Yourself

There are a few things you can do yourself to prevent these common furnace repairs from happening next year.

  • Change your filters regularly. Changing your filters keeps your heating system clean and removes allergens from circulating in your vents.
  • Upgrade your thermostat. Changing your thermostat batteries regularly is a way to make sure there’s always constant communication between your furnace and your thermostat. You can monitor and change the temperature through your phone or smart speaker when you upgrade to a smart thermostat.
  • Clean around your furnace and vents. Furnaces tend to live in dusty places, and that dust can also get into the furnace. Vacuuming or sweeping around the area regularly will keep your furnace healthy. The dust on your floor often makes it into your vents and into your heating system, too. Keeping your house clean is good for your furnace and the air quality in your home.
  • Stay on top of regular maintenance by joining Bigham’s Club Membership. The most common heating repairs arise because regular maintenance is not kept up with. If you keep forgetting to schedule an annual furnace inspection, Bigham’s Club Membership ensures that you will always have an annual furnace inspection. This can save you big money on furnace repairs down the road. 

Bigham’s Can Fix All of Your Difficult and Common Types of Heating Repairs

Being without heat is something nobody wants. Stay warm this winter, and call the heating and cooling experts at Bigham’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning to fix heating repairs correctly and quickly. You’ll stay warm and happy all winter long. Contact us today to request a quote.