There are several types of heating sources that you can choose from, such as gas or electric furnaces, fireplaces, or wood stoves. It's important to learn how to troubleshoot your heating source in case anything happens and you need to restore the heat before the home gets too cold. Many people who live in residential properties have a furnace. Typical furnaces can last over a decade when kept on a good maintenance schedule.
Is winter a bit colder than you expected this year? No matter how high you set the thermostat, is it still cold in your home? All good things must come to an end and that includes, unfortunately, the useful life of even the best and/or most expensive furnaces. When this happens in the middle of winter, it's obviously much more inconvenient than it would be if it happened in early spring or late autumn.
Air conditioning (AC) failures can take a variety of forms, but few are as frustrating as a system that seems to shut off at random times. Often, a compressor that shuts down suddenly has tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse. If your compressor trips a breaker once or twice, it might not be a cause for concern. If it happens repeatedly, however, then you may have a deeper issue.
Winter is when you're at home more often, and a time when you want to be warm and cozy. A breakdown of your furnace is going to leave you in the cold, so if your furnace does break down, you should know what to do. Read on for a few common furnace breakdowns and what you can do about them.
Furnace Won't Turn On
If your furnace won't turn on, it may be due to a dirty air filter or general dirtiness.
When your air conditioning unit is in need of repair, it may let you know this by making strange sounds. One of the sounds that you may hear when something is not right is a bang or thud sound. This banging or thud sound is most common when your air conditioning system first kicks on or when it begins to cycle down. When you first hear this, you may not realize where it is coming from.