Waking up in the dead of winter to discover that your home’s furnace is dead can be incredibly frustrating. The easiest way to avoid this major annoyance is to call on a respected Southeast Michigan heating company at the first sign of trouble to have your unit examined and make any necessary repairs. Below are some of the most common signs that a furnace is under stress or on its way out.
The lifespan of most furnaces ranges from 10 to 15 years; normal wear and tear from extensive use in Michigan’s long, cold winters can cause malfunctions such as airflow issues or problems with heat control. Minor to moderate issues can be repaired by a Clearwater Construction professional, but eventually you will need to replace your furnace.
DIRTY OR CLOGGED AIR FILTERS:
A furnace running with chronically dirty filters will have reduced airflow; eventually, this will lead to damage with the limit switch, which controls the fan.
RUST BUILDUP OR CORROSION:
Water vapor, carbon monoxide, and sulfur emitted from furnaces will corrode the unit’s metal parts over time.
CRACKS IN THE HEAT EXCHANGER:
While the furnace is heating and cooling the air in your home, its heat exchanger is expanding and contracting. Eventually this can cause cracks to form. Problems with the electrical ignition or pilot light: A faulty ignition or pilot light due to malfunction, drafts, or clogs will cause the furnace to fail.
FURNACE IS NOT PERFORMING OPTIMALLY:
Not producing enough heat, continuously running, or shutting off intermittently are signs that a furnace is in distress.
When a furnace is making odd rumbling or rattling noises, it is a sure sign that there is a mechanical problem, clogged burner, or airflow issue at work. If your furnace is on its way to a breakdown, please call an experienced professional at Clearwater Construction. Our heating technicians are skilled in the safe handling of gas and electric furnaces. Let Clearwater Construction restore your home’s heat ASAP!
Our dedicated team of heating repair experts—have fixed furnace problems large and small throughout the southeast Michigan area for decades. If you have noticed signs of stress on your furnace or are experiencing a full-on unit failure, Clearwater Construction can be at your home promptly to diagnose and solve your problem. We are dedicated to our customers’ comfort and complete satisfaction, and guarantee the lasting quality of all our furnace repairs.
If you find yourself out in the cold, contact us today; one of our certified heating technicians is always ready to hear from you! Find out for yourself why Clearwater Construction has earned the trust of the southeast Michigan community.