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Furnace Tip: Common Furnace Repairs

Monday, October 15th, 2012

With routine maintenance, the furnace in your Sun City home is less likely to need repairs; however, there’s always a chance that something could go wrong, or perhaps your furnace is simply old and has more issues than it did in previous years. In any case, furnace repairs should be handled by a professional who is trained to work with this type of equipment.

Call Cool Touch for all your furnace repair needs. Here are a few reasons your furnace may need repair.

Cracked Heat Exchanger

If you own a gas furnace, always make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home in case of carbon monoxide intrusion. The heat exchanger is a common cause of this problem. When it is damaged or cracked, the waste fuel can seep into the living spaces. Your heating technician should always check the heat exchanger during any type of service. You can also routinely inspect your heat exchanger if you know where to locate it. Call a professional if you notice any damage, such as large holes, cracks, corrosion, or other issues. Newer furnaces often feature heat exchangers made of stainless steel and other durable materials to prevent this.

Broken Pilot Light

The pilot light on your furnace should always burn blue. If it is burning orange or yellow, you could have an issue. One way to check for other flame issues is to perform a flame test. First, you’ll need to shut down the furnace for about ten minutes or so, and have someone slowly turn up the thermostat as you watch the flame for any changes in color or flickering. If you suspect any issues, call a professional heating contractor. Gas furnaces should be repaired and maintained by a certified technician who is trained to work with gas-burning appliances.

Don’t hesitate to call the Sun City heating experts at Cool Touch if you have any issues or would like to schedule a furnace repair service.

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