Furnace is not producing ANY heat- This is a common occurrence, usually at the beginning of heating season. It can be prevented with a seasonal tune-up. However, if you are not getting any heat from your furnace check your thermostat. Make sure it is set to the HEAT setting and is set to the correct desired temperature. If you feel the thermostat is set properly your issue may be as simple as a tripped circuit breaker, pilot light could be out, or a blown fuse. Give us a call and we can get it fixed quickly at a convenient time for you.
Furnace is not providing ENOUGH heat- If your furnace is pushing out heat, but you feel it is not producing as much heat as you're used to or normally feel then first check your filters. If filters are not clean you may need to replace them. In any case where changing the filters does not help, it is possible your gas burners need adjustments and we are able to take care of those repairs.
Furnace cycles ON and OFF frequently- When your furnace frequently switches ON and OFF, this is called short cycling. Short cycling is usually caused by a furnace that may be too big for your space. It has to use a lot of energy and can cause uneven distribution of air. This cause the furnace to switch on and off to overcompensate. Short cycling can also be cause by the furnace overheating. The furnace will turn itself off to prevent damage. This can be from restricted air flow, blocked vents and dirty filters. If these issues occur it is important to contact us for repairs. It is important to prevent premature breakdown.
Blower fan is constantly running- If your blower fan is constantly running then check to make sure you the fan setting on your thermostat is set to AUTO and not ON. If this is not the issue then you may need to repair or replace your furnaces fan limit control switch.
Noisy Furnace- If your furnace is creating a lot of noise while running you could need to oil your furnace components or your pilot light needs to be adjusted.
Burnt out Pilot Light- A burnt out pilot light means it just simply needs to be relit! If you do not know how to do so or would rather not do it on your own we can come out and do it for you.
Most people depend on a furnace to keep their home comfortable during the chilly and cold seasons of New Jersey. For the most part, furnaces, are low maintenance if you perform necessary upkeep and furnace inspections. Yearly furnace tune-ups and inspections play a big role in preventing major issues. However, it is likely that sometime down the road, you will need repairs.
Furnace Replacement, we know, can be a huge investment. However, it is an investment that can pay for itself in the long run by improved efficiency and less breakdowns and repairs over the course of heating season.
Is my furnace more then 10 years old?
If you properly maintain your furnace through inspections and tune-ups then your furnace should last you anywhere from 10-15 years. If you start to experience furnace issues after about the 10 years you may save more money in the long run by just replacing your aging system. A replacement will not only leave your home with a new, properly installed and working system that will not cause any problems but, it will also be more energy efficient then your older furnace.
Are my heating bills going up?
If you have had your furnace for a while and you are taking notice to the fact that your heating bills are going up call East Coast Heating & Cooling for an inspection. We can help you determine and decide wether to replace you furnace and how much you can potentially save in the long run with a new one. If the savings look promising we can schedule to replace your furnace right away!
Am I making frequent furnace repairs?
It is common that the older the furnace gets the more repairs it is going to need especially during the last few years of its lifespan. However, if you find yourself spending as much on repairs as it would almost cost to replace a furnace then it is time for a new one.
Is my home evenly heated?
Uneven heating and temperature in different rooms is a strong sign that your furnace is ready to be replaced. One room being hotter and cooler then the other could either be from either leaky ductwork or the fact that your furnace can no longer move heat efficiently throughout your home/business. East Coast Heating & Cooling can help you decide on the best decision to make.
What color is my burner flame?
A burner flame on a furnace should always be BLUE. A orange or yellow flame indicates and incomplete burn. Not only does that indicate inefficient heating but it also means that your furnace may be producing harmful levels of carbon monoxide. It is hazardous and means you either need major repairs or replacement.
Is my furnace making strange noises?
Banging, popping, rattling or squealing usually means your furnace is near the end of its expected lifespan. If you can also hear the blower fan running all the time it is another indication that you need furnace replacement.
Furnaces should perform and operate smoothly for a better part of their 10-15 year life span. However, there are certain things that can go wrong with your heating system, causing you to find an HVAC company for repairs.
In circumstances like this call East Coast Heating & Cooling. We have seen, diagnosed, solved and repaired just about every furnace issue you can think of. It is important that you do not wait and schedule your gas furnace repair with us!