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Potential Problems with Gas Furnaces

furnace-repairThe gas furnace is definitely among the most popular of all home heating systems. When you consider the swift heating allotted by forced air heating systems, along with the relative affordability of natural gas, it’s fairly obvious why this is the case. While modern gas furnaces are typically quite dependable and safe in their operation, that does not change the fact that any and all home heating systems are going to run into problems with their operation from time to time.

If you are serious about getting the best performance possible from your home heating system, it is definitely in your best interest to schedule any necessary repair services at the very first sign of trouble. That means that you stand to benefit by learning some of the more common problems that such systems may encounter. Give a member of our team a call if you suspect an issue of any kind with your gas furnace in Mount Vernon, WA.

Issues with Air Ducts

This is not a problem that is specific only to gas furnaces, but it is definitely one that frequently afflicts gas furnaces. As mentioned above, the gas furnace is a forced air heating system. That means that your furnace depends upon a system of ductwork in order to distribute heated air throughout your home. If your ductwork is compromised in any way, then your furnace and your comfort, along with your budget, will suffer the consequences.

Leaky ductwork wastes a lot of energy, and can lead to cold spots throughout your home. If you see your heating bills rising, and you are not equally comfortable in all areas of your home, then you may need duct sealing or repair services. You may also notice a decline in indoor air quality if your air ducts are leaking.

Blower Problems

A forced air heating system depends upon a blower in order to force heated air through its air ducts. If the blower is not functioning properly, then your furnace won’t be able to distribute heat effectively even if it is heating the air successfully. We can diagnose any problems with your blower and resolve them completely.

The blower could come loose off of its mounting, for instance. If this is the case, then you may hear a strange sound while the furnace is operating. Just about any problem with your furnace could have multiple different causes, so having the issue professionally diagnosed is very important.

Gas Leaks

This may not be the most common problem that gas furnaces encounter, at least not when they are professionally installed by qualified individuals. However, it is one of the most serious. Natural gas is, after all, a highly combustible fuel.

If you ever smell natural gas in your home or on your property, get to safety immediately and contact the appropriate authorities. If your issue stems from problems with your furnace, we’re the pros to fix it. Contact us with any concerns that you may have.

Schedule your furnace repairs with Foss Heating & Cooling.

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