Frequent Furnace Questions

The winter season is upon us, which means it is time to kick on your home’s furnace. Of course, before it gets too chilly, you want to make sure your furnace is functioning correctly, but you may have some questions while performing some at-home maintenance. Luckily, our expert HVAC technicians at the Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton answer some commonly asked questions about furnaces. 

Why Is There Strange Noise Coming From My Furnace?

When you kick your furnace on, one of the first things you should do is listen for any strange noises. A dull hum is typically the sound your furnace should be producing while running. If your furnace is making abnormal or loud noises, it could be an issue with the blower motor. 

Why Is Cold Air Blowing Out of My Furnace?

Unfortunately, when it comes to cold air blowing out of your furnace, there could be a number of different issues. When you recognize your furnace is blowing cool air, you should first check your thermostat and ensure the fan setting is on auto. Whether or not your furnace is switched on or off, if your thermostat’s fan setting is ON, your furnace will continuously blow cool air no matter what. If the fan setting is on auto, the next step you should take is to check if your furnace has become overheated or if the pilot light is out on your equipment. 

How Often Should I Replace My Furnace Filters?

Just like keeping up with your air filters during the summer, you must regularly change your filters during the winter months. Make sure to check your air filters monthly and change them out as needed. 

Why Is Water Leaking From My Furnace?

Leaks are rough, especially if they’re coming from your furnace. For example, suppose your furnace is leaking water; more than likely, it’s a condensation leak. Condensation produces through the cooling exhaust in high-efficiency furnaces channeled through a floor drain. A condensation leak can occur when the condensate line is blocked or damaged. 

Furnaces are complex pieces of equipment that need to be adequately maintained. Unfortunately, there could be many things wrong with your equipment. 

If you believe that your furnace may not be working correctly, it’s always best to call a professional to inspect your heating equipment. Call Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton today at (937) 708-8278, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!