Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Do you have a furnace that only sends out cold air? That’s no good, and if you expect to enjoy the rest of the winter season and the unpredictable early fall, you’ll want to have this problem fixed right away.

It does pay to think first about why the situation is happening. We don’t recommend you try to fix the furnace on your own—please don’t open up the furnace cabinet and poke around inside. But there might be a simple error you can correct yourself. In other cases, you’ll need to call a professional HVAC contractor like us for furnace repair in Roswell, GA to get your heat back. Let’s look at some of the possibilities so you’ll have a better idea of what you need to do.

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning On and Off?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

A furnace will turn on and off during the winter months, but it shouldn’t do so every few minutes. Let’s take a look at this problem and what’s causing it.

When you’re home during a cold day, you can expect to hear your furnace kick on and then run for 10–15 minutes or more before shutting off. Your house will retain enough heat for the furnace to remain off for about the same amount of time before coming back on. On an average winter day, you can expect the furnace to go through three heating cycles per hour. 

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How Do You Know if Your Furnace Is Emitting Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

No matter where you live in the country, CO, or carbon monoxide, exposure is a potential risk. It’s a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas, and many of your appliances house this gas too. When your appliances are kept in good shape, the CO filters safely out of the home, but if maintenance is skipped or repair needs are left ignored, the CO can build up and lead to problems for your family.

This is why it’s vital for you to learn if your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide. We’ll go over some signs that might indicate you’re dealing with CO exposure, and if a dirty furnace impacts this all. Read on to learn more!

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What Is Short Cycling? 

Monday, November 29th, 2021

In our previous blog post, we talked about how often and for how long a furnace should cycle on and off. We also dove into some reasons that could cause your furnace to go off this schedule. A common problem that plagues older furnaces, or even improperly installed furnaces, is a process called short-cycling.

Short-cycling is when your furnace, or air conditioner, cycles on, runs for a very short period of time (think 5 minutes instead of the preferable 15), and shuts back off for a few minutes, only to cycle back on yet again. During this time, your furnace is never completing a full heating cycle.

Short-cycling is both the sign of a potential problem with your furnace and will cause further problems. Read on as we explain!

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How to Keep Your Furnace Operating Safely This Season

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Safety has been a huge topic of conversation lately. With COVID-19 cases still going strong, people are urged to stay home and stay safe. A vaccine is on its way—it’s already being administered in healthcare facilities to staff and residents throughout the country! In the meantime, we’re all doing our part to protect the health and safety of our families and communities.

But have you given thought to your home safety this year? If you have a gas-powered furnace you absolutely should be considering this. That’s not to say that gas-powered heaters are inherently dangerous, but when not properly cared for and without the right preparation, they can become so.

Read on as we go over a brief checklist that you can use to make sure your gas furnace is ready for the winter season!

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