Frequent Furnace Questions 

Jan 5, 2022

New Albany Heating & Cooling cares about keeping your family warm and cozy this winter. We’d hate for you to experience any mishaps with your furnace that could have not been caught ahead of time. For this very reason, our experts have compiled a list of frequent questions. If your furnace has been acting up this winter, here are a few frequently asked questions about furnaces that you can skim through. Hopefully, this t will help you locate the problem your heating system is causing:

1. Is The Furnace Short Cycling? 
Furnaces can short cycle if they are not the right-sized heating unit for your home. Because of this, they will short cycle when they are overworked. If the air filters are not changed out, they can clog the airflow, which results in the furnace short-cycling. If this does not fix it, please contact us so we can send out a technician to your home and work toward a resolution.

2. Is the Furnace Always Running?
If your furnace seems like it is constantly running, you should first check your filters. Another thing to check is the thermostat. If your thermostat is set too high, it will also force your furnace to keep running for it to reach that temperature.

3. Is the Furnace Producing a Smell?
A slight smell coming from your furnace is not totally out of the ordinary. However, you still want to perform a quick once-over to ensure nothing deeper is going on. The first thing to do is make sure there isn’t dust or debris on the surface of the unit. When dust particles are laying on the unit, and the heat comes into contact with it, it can produce an unpleasant smell. If strong odors are still coming from your furnace, it may be time to call us at New Albany Heating & Cooling. We will send out a service professional to diagnose the issue.

4. Is the Furnace Making Any Sounds?
If any rattling or buzzing is coming from your furnace, you don’t want to ignore that. Go ahead and inspect to see if any loose screws or debris are lying around the furnace area. If you find everything intact and nothing lying around, there are several possible reasons for a loud furnace this is the time when it’s best to schedule a furnace tune-up and check out. 

5. Is the Furnace Breaker Tripping?
If this is the case with your furnace, a couple of factors may be causing it: for example, a blower could be overworked or there could be an air leak. One easy thing to do is inspect all your registers and confirm that nothing is closed or blocked off. And because it cannot be said enough- check those air filters!

6. Is the Furnace Leaking Water?
High-efficiency furnaces have cool exhausts on them, which result in them producing condensation. When furnaces are installed, the condensation is set up to be steered to a floor drain. If your furnace is set up like this, check your floor drain to ensure nothing is blocking it from draining. If you do not have a high-efficiency furnace, there could be an internal clog. 

There are so many different possibilities on why your furnace is malfunctioning. After going through these frequent furnace questions, if you are still having trouble with your furnace, don’t hesitate to call us and get an appointment scheduled right away. Your experts at New Albany Heating & Cooling would be happy to assist you!

You can reach New Albany Heating & Cooling at (614) 636-5002, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!