Furnaces are one of the most popular heating systems in the country because they provide fairly inexpensive and efficient heating. But like everything else, furnaces eventually wear out. One of the best ways to recognize problems with your furnace is to know how they work. At Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide heating repairs throughout the Springfield, PA area. If you’re having problems with your furnace it’s always best to call your local heating contractor.
The burner is a collection of flames that are fed by a gas line or a line from your oil tank on your property. The burner in your furnace can sometimes get dirty or clogged which can cause problems.
The Heat Exchanger
After the gas flows into the burner and ignites, it heats up your heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is a collection of metal coils and it is also responsible for exhausting the dangerous combustion gases that result from burning gas.
As the heat exchanger heats up, your blower pushes air over the heat exchanger to heat up the air. The blower also pushes the air through your home’s air ducts.
Your ducts are large tubes in your home that carry the air from your furnace into each of your rooms. If there are contaminants in your ductwork they can get picked up and carried throughout your home. Your ducts can start to collect dust, pet dander or mold which can then get passed around your home.
The Air Filter
The air filter for your furnace is normally located near the return air duct. This air filter is there to keep dirt and dust from getting into the moving parts of your furnace. If your air filter isn’t changed regularly it can cause huge problems for your furnace. It can cause overheating, short cycling and more issues.
When you need furnace repairs in Springfield, PA, call Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning. We have years of experience working with all different types and brands of furnaces.