Monroe Heating & Air

 Frequent Furnace Questions 

Has your furnace been running inefficiently? Is there anything you may have noticed that might be affecting it? Well, if so then you have come to the right place! We want your furnace running at its best capacity for you. So, our experts have compiled a list of common questions that Monroe Heating & Air can help to pinpoint what might be going on with your furnace. 

1. Does Your Furnace Leak? 

If your furnace leaks water, don’t fret. This is a common issue that can happen if water is leaking from the furnace. High-efficiency furnaces produce condensation. So, the leak will occur when the condensation tube is clogged. It can also happen when there is a break in the line. Check the floor drain to make sure there is no blockage which can also result in the drain becoming clogged. This causes a leak because there is nowhere for the water to drain.

2. Does Your Furnace Run Nonstop? 

One thing customers notice with their furnaces is that their heating systems seem to run nonstop. If this seems like it is happening with your furnace, check the fan setting on the thermostat. If it is set to “on,” change it to “auto.” The level to something lower than the current temperature.

3. Does Your Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

Most of the time, furnaces short cycle or shut off so often because of a dirty air filter. Dirty furnace filters will restrict air from reaching your heat exchanger. Therefore causing the furnace to overwork and then overheat. It’s at this point that the furnace short cycles and shuts down. 

Did you already change your filter and still have the same problem? 

If so, try looking at where your thermostat is located and see if it is in close proximity to a heat source such as direct sunlight, a fireplace, or an air register. Factors like these can play a part in messing with the thermostat’s ability to read your home’s temperature correctly.

4. Does Your Furnace Keep Tripping? 

Keep in mind, an overworked blower is usually the leading reason a furnace is tripping the breaker. Other common reasons are dirty air filters blocking airflow, air leaks, and closed air registers. These cause the blower to get overburdened when trying to push heat out. 

5. Does Your Furnace Smell? 

When a furnace is turned on for the first time in the winter, it is normal to produce a slight smell. You want to be wary of any strong odors. You should check to make sure the heat exchanger is not covered in dust particles, which can cause a funky smell when the heat touches it. Lastly, check those air filters! If an air filter is full and heat passes through it, it can contribute to an unpleasant smell in the air. 

Hopefully, this list of common questions helps you find what might be the cause of some of your furnace issues. However, if you are still experiencing furnace problems, please give us a call so we can send out a technician to your home ASAP.  

Do you still have questions?

You can reach us at Monroe Heating & Air by calling (513) 540-4890, or you can schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!