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The nights are chilly, and you’re looking forward to turning the furnace on in your Rome, Georgia, home. Then you realize something is wrong with it and wonder what’s happening. Read on to learn three common furnace problems, what they mean, and how you can resolve them.

Dirty Air Filter

As a homeowner, there are a few tasks you can perform to fix a small furnace problem yourself. A clogged air filter is one of the most common furnace problems. If the filter is dirty, it’ll restrict airflow. As a safety feature, the furnace will shut off if the air filter is too dirty, and you won’t receive any warm air. Change the filter on a monthly basis. Also, make sure the thermostat is set to “heat” and “on” instead of "air" and "off."

Ignition Problems

Most common furnace problems require professional repairs. If the furnace doesn’t fire up, there could be an ignition issue. Older models have a pilot light that can go out. You’ll need to relight it. This task can be dangerous if you don’t complete it correctly. Therefore, you should have an expert do it for you. Modern furnaces have an electronic ignition. If it’s not working properly, you’ll need a professional to repair it.

Strange Noises

If you hear loud or strange noises, there could be a problem with the blower motor, belts or fuel mixture. Any weird noises like screeching, banging or squealing are indications that something is wrong with your furnace. You should shut it off and seek professional help right away.

In order for your furnace to function well, it needs regular maintenance. By investing in one of our maintenance agreements, you can have peace of mind that your furnace will be regularly maintained. As a result, you’ll reduce energy bills, reduce repair costs and avoid a replacement.

Do you suspect your furnace has a problem? Don’t wait to get it repaired and risk further damage. Call Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 770-854-1532 for fast and friendly heating service.

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