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Solutions to Common Furnace Problems

Staying warm and comfortable is especially important for homeowners during chilly North Carolina winters. Finding the right solutions for common furnace issues can help you weather the worst extremes of temperature and can ensure your family’s comfort during the winter months. Some furnace problems can be resolved easily at home; others require the assistance of a professional heating service and repair company. Here are four of the most common furnace repair challenges and suggested solutions for homeowners in the Henderson, North Carolina, area.

Dirty or Clogged Filters

Regular replacement of furnace filters can reduce the workload of your HVAC system and can prevent inconvenient breakdowns. Filters are designed to improve the air quality inside your home by blocking particulate materials. However, when they become clogged with dust, smoke and other pollutants, they can prevent the circulation of heated air from your furnace throughout your home. In some cases, the added stress on your blower motor can cause costly breakdowns. Replacing your filter on a regular basis can not only increase the quality of your indoor air but can potentially prevent serious damage to your HVAC system.

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your home’s thermostat is an essential element of your HVAC system. Malfunctioning thermostats can prevent your furnace from operating properly and can leave you and your family in the cold. For many homeowners, the most cost-effective solution is to replace the thermostat rather than attempting to repair it, especially for systems that are more than a few years old. Thermostat technology has advanced significantly in recent years and can now provide more energy-efficient heating for most homes. Working with a qualified heating service professional can ensure the right thermostat replacement for your furnace and can allow you to enjoy lower utility bills, extra money in your pocket and a more comfortable home throughout the year.

Blower Motor Breakdowns

Your furnace’s blower motor is responsible for forcing heated air throughout your home. This job can be made much more difficult by dirty or clogged air filters that block the circulation of air and allow heat to build up inside your HVAC system. Regular maintenance by an experienced heating and cooling technician can identify any issues with your blower motor unit and can allow you to resolve these problems before the worst of winter weather arrives.

Electronic Ignition Issues

Most modern furnaces use electronic systems to fire their burners. These advanced ignition devices incorporate a number of safety features that can shut down your home furnace under certain conditions. If you are experiencing issues with your electronic ignition system, attempting to circumvent these failsafe features can lead to increased risk of fire. HVAC technicians are trained in furnace troubleshooting techniques and can provide you with accurate information regarding the problem and the most effective solutions to keep your home comfortable and safe throughout the winter months.

At the Nicholson Company, we provide North Carolina families and businesses the most effective solutions for major and minor furnace repair issues. Our experienced technicians offer an extensive lineup of HVAC services, including the following:

  • Maintenance, repair and replacement services for heating and cooling systems
  • Air quality solutions that increase your comfort inside your North Carolina home
  • Furnace troubleshooting to identify current and potential issues that could lead to breakdowns
  • Thermostat repair and replacement, including high-efficiency and remote control thermostat systems
  • Installation and maintenance for geothermal heat pumps for added energy efficiency
  • Preventive maintenance packages to extend the life of your system and to head off any problems in the future
  • Electrical repair and replacement services
  • Back-up generators to ensure comfort and safety during an electrical outage
  • Comprehensive commercial HVAC and electrical services that deliver real value for your North Carolina business

As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, the Nicholson Company is committed to top-quality services and responsive customer care to ensure your absolute comfort and satisfaction. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide you with emergency repairs for your home or business HVAC systems. Contact us today to discuss our current specials or to set up an appointment with one of our highly skilled technicians for the best furnace maintenance and repair services in the industry.