Five Most Common Heating Problems

When the cool winter weather arrives, many Georgia residents call their furnace repair technicians because of a problem with their heating system. Whether it’s a commercial or residential setting, the same basic problems plague furnaces. By knowing what the most common furnace problems are, you can take proactive steps to prevent them.


1. Lack of maintenance: If you fail to schedule annual furnace maintenance and inspections that could prevent unexpected problems and breakdowns. These routine inspections can help the appliance run more efficiently and reliably.
2. Dirty filters: Dirty or clogged air filters reduce airflow, making a furnace work harder to circulate. In some cases, a clogged filter may damage the limit switch, which controls the fan.
3. Wear and tear: Normal wear and tear can cause airflow problems, heat control-related problems or even overheating.
4. Electric ignition or pilot control problems: A faulty ignition or pilot could make it difficult to heat a home or commercial space. Thermocouple problems, drafts or clogs in the appliance may result in an unlit pilot light.
5. Malfunctioning thermostat: A faulty thermostat can lead to problems with the fan or comfort levels.

Getting a regular maintenance plan could protect you from practically all heating problems that leave your home with no heat or low comfort levels. With a proper tune-up, all the components are checked and serviced so they operate correctly and at top efficiency during the heating season. Contact Reese Services to schedule a routine maintenance service plan today.