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Problems With Your High-Efficiency Furnace? 3 Issues You That May Require Immediate Repairs

If you have a high-efficiency furnace, your unit will provide you with optimum warmth and energy efficiency, as long as it's functioning properly. However, if your system is in need of repairs, you may notice a decrease in energy efficiency. You may also notice that your home doesn't get as warm as it should. If your high-efficiency furnace isn't functioning to peak capacity, it's time to do some troubleshooting. Take a look at the list provided below. If your high-efficiency furnace is facing any of the issues described below, you need to call for repairs immediately.

Poor Air Flow

If you haven't changed the filter in your high-efficiency furnace yet this season, you should take care of that as soon as possible. A clogged filter can cause an obstruction in the intake air vent. If that happens, your furnace won't have enough ventilation to provide warmth to your home. If the filter seems to be clean, but you're still having trouble with airflow, you need to check the actual vent. You could have an obstruction deep inside. Birds and animals can gain access to the vent and build their winter nests inside. If that has happened, you'll need to have the vent cleared. If neither of those issues are the cause of your poor airflow, you'll need to call for repairs right away. 

Improper Exhaust Gas Recirculation

If your high-efficiency furnace is short-circuiting, the issue may be with the exhaust recirculation system. When the exhaust gas recirculation system has been installed properly, gases will escape through the exhaust. However, when the exhaust pipes are installed too close together, the exhaust gases are drawn back through to the intake chamber. When that happens, your furnace will short-circuit. Not only that but you'll end up with exhaust gases in your home. If your furnace is short-circuiting, call for repairs right away.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Like with your air conditioner, your high-efficiency furnace can develop problems with the condensate drain. Unfortunately, if you develop problems with the condensate line on your high-efficiency furnace, you may have issues with ignition. If that's the case, your furnace won't ignite properly, which means your home won't be heated as well as it should. If your furnace isn't igniting properly and you've discovered a puddle of water near the condensate drain call for repairs as soon as possible.

Don't risk spending this winter in an uncomfortably cold home. If your high-efficiency furnace has encountered any of the problems described above, call for repairs right away.

For more information, contact a local heating system repair service.