Common Furnace Issues (And When to Call a Professional)

Troubleshooting Furnaces: Furnace Repairs & When to Get Help

Are you concerned that something may be wrong with your furnace? Sometimes home and business owners are tempted to ignore possible issues with their furnace because they’re afraid of a costly service calls. Pro Ace Heating & Cooling knows that home and business owners don’t want to spend hard-earned money without getting answers, but problems don’t get better on their own, and letting issues go unaddressed can result in a much more expensive problem.

If you have any of these issues, consider calling an HVAC technician sooner rather than later:

  • 1) Your Furnace Hasn’t Been Seen For More Than a Year

Government agencies recommend you have your furnace seen annually, so that an HVAC technician can look it over and perform routine maintenance. If your furnace hasn’t been seen in more than a year, especially if it’s an older furnace, have it looked at now. The best time to fix a problem is before it starts.

  • 2) Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Up

Some causes of a cool furnace are easy to fix. Make sure your thermostat is set correctly and check that you haven’t accidentally tripped a circuit breaker. Be sure the pilot light is lit. If you’ve checked the obvious causes, call in a technician right away. The last thing you want is a cold building during the winter.

  • 3) Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Up Enough

Sometimes your furnace works, but seems to be unable to heat your building sufficiently. One common cause is dirty filters; Replacing filters is part of routine furnace maintenance. Sometimes your ducts are not balanced. For more complicated problems, an HVAC technician can inspect your furnace as well as your duct work and troubleshoot the problem.

  • 4) Your Heating Bills are Too High

Have your heating bills been climbing? If your heating costs are going up faster than they should, and if you’re not using more heat, this could indicate a problem. An HVAC technician will be able to perform an energy evaluation. Pro Ace uses electronic tablet technology to offer a comprehensive 40-point inspection that will provide you with a comprehensive picture of exactly how your furnace and your heating system function, where waste is occurring, and what your next step should be.

What To Do If you Suspect Problems with your Furnace

If you suspect an issue with your furnace, don’t delay. Call your nearest Pro Ace and immediately speak to a licensed professional who can provide you with licensed and reliable service at a reasonable price. Don’t put off routine maintenance and don’t let a small problem turn into a large one.

Pro Ace is proud to provide licensed and bonded HVAC technicians to homes and businesses throughout Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley.

Call Pro Ace at 604-293-3770 to discuss any HVAC heating and cooling concerns.