Posted on: 29 January 2021Share
The furnace of your home may be old and need some repairs before turning it off this summer. Therefore, you want to start spring with maintenance and repairs to the furnace. The system may need minor repairs now. The following furnace repairs for your home will help you prepare for warmer weather:
Issues With the Thermocouple
The thermocouple is an important component of your furnace. It is what controls that pilot light and shuts the gas off to keep you safe. Therefore, it needs to be checked regularly and will need to be replaced if it goes bad. Some of the signs that the thermocouple has gone bad on your furnace include:
- Furnace turning off
- Problems pilot light
- A build-up in the furnace
The thermocouple may go bad after you have been using your heating all winter. Therefore, you may need to have it replaced before turning the system off for the spring and summer months.
Blower Motor Issues That Need Repairs Now
The blower motor of your furnace is an important component of your HVAC system. It is what delivers the air to the vents in your home. In many systems, it is also used for the forced-air AC. Therefore, you will want to have any issues with the blower addressed before the summer months. The blower may only need repairs, or you may need to have a new motor installed if you have any issues with airflow.
Problems With Ductwork
The ductwork in your home is also used for both heating and cooling. Ducts are also connected to your furnace and they may need some repairs before turning the heating off. Some of the repairs that your ducts may need include:
- Air leaks
- Water damage
- Damaged air handler
The repairs that your ducts need are essential for both heating and cooling. Therefore, the spring months are the best time to have these problems repaired.
Exhaust and Gas System Problems
The exhaust system is another important safety feature of your furnace that needs to be in working condition all year. Therefore, you want to check the exhaust pipes before turning the system off. They need to be checked for leaks to ensure hazardous gases are leaving your home as they should. If there is a problem with the heating exhaust pipes, they should be replaced to ensure the safety of your home.
Issues with the Thermostat and Controls
The thermostat and other controls for your HVAC system may need repairs before turning your furnace off. There is a main burner control system that controls your furnace's heat, which may need to be replaced. In addition, the thermostat can cause issues with your furnace, as well as your AC. Therefore, you will want to have these repairs done when you are addressing other issues with your furnace.
The furnace may be turned off during the warm weather, but problems can worsen before the next winter. Contact a furnace repair service for help with repairs this spring.