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Late-Season Furnace Repairs to be Wary of

We know, we know, Spring and Summer are right around the corner, so why in the world are we still talking about furnaces?

Well, just because Winter is almost over doesn’t mean that we can just forget about our heating systems — if it’s in need of repairs, it is better to take care of it now rather than wait until next Fall to deal with it.

There are a number of late-season furnace repairs that we think you should be wary of, and below, we have outlined a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course remember to call us for your heating in Apex, NC.

So, What Are These Pesky Repairs?

There are quite a few of them:

Loose Wires

Electric furnaces are found in many homes, and the good news about electric furnaces is that they tend to need fewer repairs over their service lives than gas furnaces. But they do have some specific problems, such as when wires come loose because of the shaking of the air handler. A loose wire will usually cause a short and trip a circuit breaker.

A Broken Sequencer

The sequencer is the component that staggers the activation of the multiple electric heating elements in the electric furnace so they don’t come on at once and overload the electrical panel. If the sequencer breaks, not all the heating elements will turn on, or none of them will turn on, or even all of them might turn on at once.

Failed Electronic Ignition System

Modern gas furnaces no longer use a standing pilot light to light the burners. Instead, an electronic ignition system creates a spark to light them or heats up filaments, like a light bulb, to do the same job. The ignition system can fail, and the furnace’s safety precautions will stop the burners from turning on. If your gas furnace simply won’t turn on, you are definitely going to want a professional to take a look at it.

Loss of Connection to the Thermostat

This can happen to any type of furnace, so be on the lookout. A set of wires run from the thermostat to the furnace to activate the burners, the blower fan, or the heating elements. If the connection to the electric board is lost, the thermostat won’t be able to make any adjustments. The furnace may not turn on or may not turn off.

Call in a Professional For Help

When the time comes to schedule your furnace repairs, it is important that you call in a professional for help. Trust us, only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.

And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to help you out for a questionably low price, however, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much, much more in the long run!

Schedule your furnace repairs with the team at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today!

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