No one wants to find themselves without home heating during an unexpected Florida cold front. Take a look at the most common furnace problems and how to fix them so you can address any furnace repair issues with confidence.
4 Common Furnace Problems
Here are the top four signs that you need to schedule an emergency furnace repair.
1. Furnace Doesn’t Produce Heat
If your furnace doesn’t seem to be producing any heat, here are a few things you can try to locate the issue:
- Double-check that the thermostat is on its “heat” setting
- Bump the temperature up or down a few degrees to see if anything changes
- Check for a potentially tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Flip the breaker off and back on manually to reset it.
If your furnace still won’t produce heat after taking these steps, call a Waychoff’s technician for furnace repair services.
2. Furnace Doesn’t Blow Air
First, ensure no debris is blocking airflow in the blower. Then check whether the light on your furnace is flashing green, signaling that it’s on and working properly.
If the light flashes red, it needs to be serviced by a professional. If no light flashes, it could be anything from the blower motor to the thermostat. Whatever the source of the issue is, call us for assistance.
3. Noisy Furnace
Your furnace should only produce minimal noise when it first begins a heating cycle. If you notice any of the following excessive noises coming from the unit, a bigger problem lies beneath the surface:
The noise production could be the result of a clogged burner, blocked airflow, malfunctioning pilot light, or a mechanical failure. These issues can be diagnosed and corrected by a furnace repair technician from Waychoff’s Air Conditioning.
4. Gas Smell
A smell coming from your gas furnace is a major red flag. Your furnace likely has a gas leak, which is a health and safety hazard that should only be addressed by a professional.
If you smell gas, evacuate your home and call an HVAC technician immediately.
Reliable Furnace Repair Services in Jacksonville, FL
Even well-maintained furnaces have issues from time to time. That’s when you call on Waychoff’s AC, the most experienced HVAC contractor in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Our team of licensed technicians offers expert furnace repairs for the following types of furnaces and heaters:
- Oil furnace
- Gas furnace
- Electric furnace
If heating repairs aren’t possible, our team can replace your current furnace with a new one. We only offer the highest-quality furnace brands—like Lennox—to improve system efficiency and preserve household safety and comfort for every client. You can always count on us to get the job done right.
Emergency Furnace Repair You Can Trust
Waychoff’s AC is the name you can trust for all your furnace tune-up, repair, and installation needs. We perform routine furnace maintenance to ensure your unit stays in working condition.
The Waychoff’s team offers:
- Same-day service
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- No emergency fees
When a heating disaster strikes, we’ve got you covered with 24/7 emergency furnace service. Book with Waychoff’s for reliable home heating when you need it most.
What Are the Regional and Commercial HVAC Equipment Testing Standards?
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.