This web site provides general information about furnaces. If you are experiencing furnace problems, please call an expert before it’s too late.
When inside feels like outside…. it’s time to call Van Valer Heating Cooling and Plumbing about getting your furnace repaired or buying a new American Standard furnace
Make sure you stay warm this winter and make sure your family stays safe and sound by getting your gas furnace inspected annually.
A gas furnace is a complex appliance that looks like a large box. A gas furnace
The heated air then cools down in your home’s various rooms and returns to the furnace through return air grills and ductwork.
The cold returning air enters back through the air filter into the furnace to complete another heating loop.
Furnaces come in different efficiencies.
Although a good furnace can last 5 to 8+ years especially if it is serviced annually.
Eventually everyone will need their furnace repaired. When a repair is too costly it makes sense to buy a new furnace.
Here are some common furnace problems.
Newer furnaces do not rely on a standing pilot to ignite the gas burners. Electronic ignition occurs typically in one of two ways:
The intermittent pilot system uses an electronically controlled high voltage electrical spark to ignite the gas pilot and then subsequently the main burners, when the thermostat calls for heat.The hot surface ignition system uses an electronically controlled resistance heating element not unlike a light bulb filament (and shown in the photo above), to ignite the gas burner.
Furnaces and thermostats are not mix and match appliances. Using the wrong type of thermostat with a furnace will cause operating problems and can be dangerous. Although thermostats look similar they are designed vary differently.
There are numerous types of heating systems and thermostat systems and they need to be coordinated for safe and proper operation.