4 Common Heating Problems

Plumbing and Heating services Calgary

There are few things more frustrating than a heating system that isn’t working correctly. In fact, it’s downright frustrating when your furnace won’t switch on in Calgary’s harsh, long winters. You’ll need plumbing and heating service in Calgary when you’re dealing with furnace woes. Here are 4 common heating problems:

1. Furnace/Heating System Won’t Turn On

You power up the thermostat for the season and nothing happens. Before panicking, ensure that the unit is getting power:

After troubleshooting these possible causes, you’ll need to give us a call so we can get your furnace up and running again.

2. Furnace Doesn’t Ignite

The furnace just won’t light! Take a deep breath, and go through the steps listed for common problem #1 above. Next, check if the air filter has been changed recently. Replace if necessary. If those solutions don’t work, perhaps the gas line supply valve outside your home is shut off or your propane tank is empty. (Turn on another gas appliance and see if it fires up.) If these issues aren’t the cause, you may be dealing with a faulty or dirty ignition switch.

3. Thermostat Not Functioning

These are the main issues that cause a non-functioning thermostat:

4. Furnace Short Cycles

A short cycling furnace repeatedly turns on and off before it reaches the desired temperature indicated by your thermostat. This is a serious problem, and it needs a solution as quickly as possible.

Is a thermostat malfunctioning? Does the furnace have a dirty air filter? If not, some of the other main causes could be:

According to TheDailyThrive.com, “A short cycling furnace can cause your home heating system to break down prematurely. If your furnace is short cycling and you can’t fix the problem by yourself, contact a professional HVAC technician immediately.”

When you inevitably need assistance with plumbing and heating service in Calgary, we’re here 24/7. Give Quicker Rooter a call today. We’re your furnace and heating experts and we’re here to help!

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