There’s nothing worse than having a furnace go out during winter. You know how cold it can get if you live in the northeast, like New Jersey, Delaware, or Pennsylvania. Pipes can freeze and your family’s health can be endangered without proper heating.
Regular maintenance before each winter can help ensure your furnace remains in working order. When routine maintenance isn’t enough, you’ll need furnace repairs. Don’t try to make it through the cold, long winters in the northeast without a proper furnace. Contact us to make things right.
Common Furnace Issues
Like every other major appliance, furnaces require regular maintenance to work right. They’re also more likely to fail with age. If you have an older model, you may begin to see problems more frequently.
When problems arise, they typically exhibit warning signs. You may notice the furnace sounding strange or not heating as it should. Warning signs can vary depending on what’s wrong with your furnace. Here are some of the signs you should look for. These signs will warn you before the furnace goes out and tell you when to seek furnace repair services.
1. Poor Heat Distribution
Poor heat distribution occurs when areas of the home receive more heat than others. The reason the heat isn’t distributed evenly is often due to one of three problems: leaky or inadequate ductwork, restricted airflow, or a furnace that’s too small for the space.
Fixing poor heat distribution could be as simple as changing an air filter. It could also require a furnace replacement. Our HVAC technicians can tell you more when they start working on your unit.
2. Continuous Cycling
Nature does play a part in this, with the climate outside impacting how often your furnace needs to cycle. But if your furnace is constantly cycling, you could have a problem on your hands. You may also notice the furnace turning on and cycling off over and over again.
Many issues could cause this problem to occur, the most common one being an electrical short or a malfunctioning thermostat. Whatever the cause, the technicians at Hutchinson have seen this issue many times. Our furnace repair services will make sure your furnace only turns on when it’s supposed to.
3. Defective Thermostat
Thermostats aren’t particularly difficult to install, but someone with no experience installing them is bound to experience some issues. As a result, they’re often installed wrong and don’t always work right. This can take the form of not reading the right temperature. A faulty thermostat can also lead to cycling issues that damage your HVAC system.
Problems can also manifest as the thermostat not initiating heating cycles when it should. The thermostat may even be defective, which points to a manufacturing error. Your HVAC technician will inspect the thermostat to identify the problem.
4. Bad Odors
It’s common for a heater to emit a peculiar odor the first time it’s turned on each winter, typically caused by the burning off of dust particles and other contaminants. However, if an unpleasant smell persists, it might indicate issues with your furnace system’s internal components or potential lubrication problems.
When metal and electricity interact, heat is generated. Ignoring electrical issues or gas problems can lead to severe damage to your furnace. Don’t hesitate to schedule furnace repair services promptly. Timely action will help preserve your furnace and ensure the safety of your family.
5. Loud Noises
It isn’t unusual to hear loud noises when your furnace first turns on. If those noises don’t go away, something isn’t right. You might hear bangs, squeals, squeaks, or other loud noises.
Many furnace components can make noises, from the belt squealing to an internal component rattling loose. Often, loud and unusual noises are the first sign something has gone wrong. Don’t hesitate to call us. The longer you wait, the more damage your system could sustain.
Furnace Repairs We Handle
No matter what issues your furnace is having, Hutchinson can repair it. We offer various repair services. No matter what kind of heater you’re using, our technicians know how to get it back up and running again. It doesn’t matter if you have an old furnace or the most modern heating system. We’ve got you covered.
Here’s a list of the repair services we proudly offer customers:
- Electric and Gas Furnace Services
- Heat Pump Services
- Regular and Preventative Maintenance
- Inspections and Tune-Ups
- Gas and Oil Furnace Repair
- Furnace Replacement
- Boiler Services
If your problem isn’t listed above, don’t stress. Our technicians can identify and remedy any furnace problem. If your furnace is damaged beyond the point of repairs, we’ll perform a replacement.
Why Choose Hutchinson for Your Furnace Repair Services?
At Hutchinson, our technicians are at the top of their game. They’re trained and certified to deliver exceptional services no matter your problem. Our technicians are also experts in HVAC issues specific to the area. That’s why our services target local problems.
Since 1948, Hutchinson has been dedicated to serving residents in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. As a locally owned and operated business, we’ve been an integral part of our community’s growth. Today, Hutchinson stands out as one of the region’s leading HVAC companies, ensuring our services are not only long-standing but also synonymous with reliability.
Our Service Locations
We have proudly served homeowners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware since the very beginning. We have offices in Cherry Hill, NJ, and service homes in the greater Philadelphia area, including Willmington, Delaware.
If your home is in this service area, Hutchinson is here to help. We offer comprehensive services, including furnace repairs, to all our customers in the tri-state area. Contact us today to give your furnace the attention it deserves.