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Uncommon Furnace Repairs You Should Be Aware of

Jan 23, 2023


You know that your furnace endures a problem every now and again. You have to maintain it, maybe a part needs to be replaced, but there are some uncommon repairs that most people aren’t aware of.

When you get furnace repair in Los Lunas, NM, you might be surprised to find that an external force damaged your furnace, or something unexpected like a small internal safety feature failed.

Let’s take a look at some uncommon problems you may have with your furnace and what can be done to solve those issues.


Water Leaks

We all know that water and electricity aren’t the best of friends. When water finds its way into any electrical components of an HVAC system, it can short them out or cause major damage.

While it’s uncommon for water to find its way into your furnace, it’s not impossible. Water will find its way through any conduit possible, so if there’s a leak coming from somewhere else in your home, it could be the culprit.

Check for water leaks around the furnace, the wall nearby, and see if there’s water dripping from the ceiling above it. In a worst-case scenario (and once the plumbing problem is resolved), you’ll need a technician to inspect and repair your furnace.

Fan Speed Being Too High

Your furnace fan has a sensor in it specifically designed to make sure it doesn’t go too fast. This exists because spinning a fan too fast produces cool air.

Think about when you place a floor fan down and turn it on. The blades spin and produce cool air. The fan inside of your furnace will do the same thing if it spins too fast.

That’s a problem when you’re trying to force warm air through your ductwork. You pay to heat the air, then you cool it off right away. It just doesn’t make sense.

A technician can make sure your sensor is operating as planned so you aren’t throwing money out the window.

Rodents Eating Their Way Through Your Ducts

During the winter, rodents try to find a source of warmth wherever they can. They’re perceptive little critters and will be attracted to your ductwork.

If they chew their way through your ductwork, all that heated air escapes into your walls and attic. It‘s not only a waste of money, but it can cause mold and mildew growth over time as well.

You’ll notice a change in your heating when one room doesn’t receive sufficient airflow or when you’re spending more money to heat your home than you did before.

Sometimes Repairs Are Odd, But That’s Why You Have Us

These uncommon problems aren’t ones that you want to run into. Now that you know what can go wrong with your furnace, it’s important to take a look for any water damage, listen for any critters, and keep an eye out for the unexpected. If you can’t figure out what’s wrong or how to fix it, we’re just a quick phone call away.

Contact First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc. today for your furnace repair. Quality work, exuberant service.

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