Furnace failure often strikes at the most inconvenient moments. The last thing you want is for the heat to go off on the coldest night of the year and wait shivering for emergency furnace repair in St. Paul. Find out how you can prevent this from happening to you by avoiding these 3 common causes of furnace failure.

Improper Installation

If your furnace isn’t installed correctly, it’s much more likely to run inefficiently and break down more quickly. Some of the most common installation problems that we see are heavy-duty furnaces with ducts that are too small, and units that are not wired properly. Make sure your furnace is installed by a professional technician who has experience with your specific type of furnace. Otherwise, it may require extensive furnace repair in St. Paul to correct the problem.

Faulty Pilot Light or Circuit Breaker

If your furnace is not turning on, it may be due to a faulty circuit breaker (with electric furnaces) or a pilot light that has been blown out (with gas furnaces). These problems can occur for a number of reasons, but are often tied to units that are old and not cared for properly. They may also be caused by other electrical problems in your home. Have your furnace inspected on a regular basis to make sure it is able to work when you need it.

Lack of Maintenance

Another common cause of furnace failure is a lack of regular maintenance. Your furnace needs to be kept clean so that dirt and debris don’t clog it and cause it to break down. You can help by changing the filter regularly and vacuuming out your vents.

Your furnace will also need occasional maintenance to check for worn parts and other problems. The best way to ensure that your furnace is in top condition is to have it thoroughly cleaned and inspected by a professional during the fall. This way you can be sure that it is in working order all season long.