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Frequently Asked Questions About Furnaces

If you’re a homeowner, then you know that your furnace is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. It’s responsible for keeping you warm all winter long, so it’s important to make sure you’re taking good care of it. Unfortunately sometimes things go awry and although your furnace is usually out of sight & out of mind, it may need to be looked at. Don’t worry – we’ve put together a list of three frequently asked questions about furnaces when things aren’t going as planned. Keep reading to learn more!


Why does the fuse on my furnace keep blowing?

If your furnace keeps blowing fuses, it’s important to figure out why. There could be a problem with the wiring or the furnace itself. There is a short to ground in the appliance and should not be reset as a solution. This may be unsafe and it is wise to contact a professional. They can help identify the cause of the problem and fix it accordingly. Blowing fuses is a sign that something is wrong, so don’t wait too long to address the issue! If you’re around the Princeton area, give us a call!


Why is my furnace blowing lukewarm air?

Unfortunately, this is another reason to contact a professional. If your furnace is blowing out lukewarm air, it may be time for a tune-up. Most likely there is a fault in the control circuit that is not allowing the furnace to fully operate. A professional can help you determine if your furnace needs a tune-up and, if so, can perform the necessary repairs. Don’t wait until your furnace breaks down – call an HVAC technician today!


How do I fix an orange flame on a gas furnace?

Orange flame indicates a fuel air combustion problem which can be created by a variety of things.  A dirty combustion chamber, a cracked heat exchanger, and/or improper combustion air could all contribute to improper combustion creating an orange flame.


Final Words

At the end of the day, heating your home is often something we take for granted. Being familiar with the equipment that’s responsible is not a bad idea! Usually with proper maintenance & typical use, a furnace can keep you toasty throughout the year without a second thought. However, nothing is perfect.


If you live around the Princeton NJ area, and you think you’re having an issue with your furnace, give us a call today! Sometimes leaving it to the experts is a great idea, and we’ll be happy to help.