As a business owner, you rely on your commercial furnace to keep your workspace warm and comfortable during the colder months. However, just when you need it most, your furnace can sometimes throw unexpected curveballs in the form of sudden breakdowns. The need for furnace repair can come as a surprise, but not if you know about these common problems.
- Ignition System Failures. Your furnace was working fine yesterday, but today, it won’t ignite. Ignition system failures can occur due to a malfunctioning ignitor, pilot light issues, or a faulty flame sensor.
- Blower Motor Problems. You notice reduced airflow from the heating vents, and your workspace feels less comfortable. Blower motor problems can result from worn-out bearings, overheating, or electrical issues.
- Furnace Short Cycling. Your furnace turns on and off rapidly, increasing wear and tear on the system. Short cycling can result from an oversized furnace, a malfunctioning thermostat, or blocked air vents.
- Frequent On-and-Off Cycling. Your furnace cycles on and off more frequently than usual, leading to increased energy consumption. Frequent cycling can be due to a dirty or malfunctioning air filter, a faulty thermostat, or improper furnace sizing.
- Lack of Heat. Your furnace is running, but it’s not producing enough heat, leaving your workspace chilly. Insufficient heating can occur due to a failing heat exchanger, restricted airflow, or burner issues.
Preventing Furnace Repair Surprises
While an unexpected furnace repair can be frustrating, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of sudden breakdowns. The main way to prevent breakdowns is to schedule professional maintenance for your commercial furnace at least once a year. We offer 24-hour emergency furnace repair services to address unexpected breakdowns promptly. If you need your commercial furnace checked or want to schedule a maintenance visit, contact us.