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Frequent Furnace Questions

Dec 17, 2021 | Blog, Cincinnati, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Winter

As a homeowner, you rest easy when you know you can rely on your Furnace, especially during the colder months in Ohio. However, if you have been performing routine maintenance on your Furnace, it will likely last upwards of two decades. For your Furnace to live its most extended life, residents should monitor air filters, change filters when necessary, and call our professionals at  Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati to perform annual inspections and cleaning. Our experts noticed that we had shared questions, so we wanted to provide you with some of those below. 

1. When Should I Call For Furnace Repairs? 

If you have any problem with your furnace, such as a leak, burn out the pilot light, unfamiliar noises, or any other concerning issues you should call for a diagnostic repair as soon as possible. If you wait to get a furnace repaired, this will likely increase the severity of the problem. Doing so will keep you, your home, and your family safe this winter season. 

2. How Often Should I Replace My Furnace Filters? 

Your furnace air filter collects dirt and dust to prevent particulates from entering the system or the air in your home. Therefore, you will want to check your filter monthly, or at the very least, once every three months. If your filter is dirty or clogged then you will want to replace it.

3. Why is my Furnace Tripping The Breaker? 

When it is said that the circuit breaker “trips,” it means that circuit has detected what’s known as fault condition and has shut itself off to prevent the wiring from overheating and potentially igniting itself. 

4. Why Doesn’t My Furnace Get Enough Heat? 

Your airflow could be blocked if your filters are clogged or if your blower fan is dirty. However, there is an easy and fast solution: change your air filter and clean the blower fan and the area around it. If cleaning doesn’t fix it, the fan belt most likely needs to be replaced. 

5. Why is My Furnace Making a Loud Noise and Shaking Hard? 

This could be the metal-air ducts expanding and contracting as the temperature changes or something serious. Regardless, you don’t want to wait around to see. If you have kids around the house, you know that any noises out of the blue can be concerning and our technicians want to help keep your home warm, cozy, and safe this winter. 

Resting easier is a priority for most homeowners we know. So be sure you are performing regular maintenance to your heating system to avoid unnecessary expenses. 

Are you having trouble with anything stated above? If so, Call Five Star Heating & Cooling Cincinnati today at (513) 216-5011, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here.