Has your heating system suddenly stopped warming up your home? With temperatures still ranging between the 30’s and 40’s, without heat your home will be an ice box. When a furnace or other heating system seems to take a long time to warm up the home or doesn’t warm it up at all, this can be a sign of small to serious problems. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning will share some of the common reasons why the furnace will fail to heat the inside of the home.
Furnace Ignition Sensor Failure
When a furnace fails to heat up the inside of the home, it is possible that the burners are not igniting. The burner can fail to ignite for a few different reasons. One is that the pilot light is dirty and can’t ignite the burners. Another possibility is that the pilot light is broken and needs to be replaced. An HVAC technician can come out and easily clean or replace the pilot light.
Cracked Heat Exchanger
When a furnace’s heat exchanger cracks and loses its ability to create heat you could possibly have a dangerous situation on your hands. Sometimes a rattling noise accompanies a cracked heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger releases carbon monoxide gas into the home which triggers illness and even leads to death. Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms are very similar to those of the flu. If you have flu-like symptoms and your home wont heat up, turn off the furnace, open up the windows and contact an HVAC repair service immediately. Sometimes a rattling noise accompanies a cracked heat exchanger.
Thermostat Error Codes
When a furnace or other heating system fails to heat up the home it can also be due to a faulty thermostat. At times a thermostat can get disconnected or even mis-calibrated. As the thermostat essentially gives all of the orders, often the problem originates with the thermostat. There also comes a time where thermostats break down and require a need to be replaced. If the home isn’t heating up, check the thermostat and see if it isn’t responding.
Leaking Air Ducts
If a home isn’t heating effectively there could be a leak in the air ducts. Your precious hot air could be leaking out before it even reaches the inside of your home. If you notice it is slightly heating up but not nearly effective enough, then there could be a small leak. However, if there is no heat coming from the air vents, this could be due to a large air duct leak where the air duct has detached completely. This does occasionally happen and all of the heated air is lost. Not only is your home freezing, but you will have an insanely high power bill. If you have little to no heating but your power bill is through the roof, often the air ducts have a leak.
Furnace Heating Services & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
For those living in such cold climates like Massachusetts, going a single winter’s day without heat can be miserable to say the least. When the furnace or other heating system goes out, don’t hesitate to contact an HVAC repair service. Contact Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning for your heating and air conditioning repairs today.