Furnace burners use lit gas to start the heating process, passing the gas over a heat exchange which removes trace toxins while warming the air to be blown into your home. When they malfunction, it can cause serious problems to your furnace, which need to be dealt with quickly if you want to keep your home cozy and warm. Home and business heating services in Hyde Park can correct any problems with your burners. But what happens when furnace burners malfunction? And more importantly, what kind of impact do they have on your heating?
In most cases, “malfunction” means that the burners simply do not work. It may be that their heads are covered in grime, or there is some difficulty with the internal mechanism. Regardless of the cause, the burner will either work at a reduce capacity or refuse to burn completely. In extreme cases (i.e., all the burners fail to work in this manner), it will halt heat to your home completely. If the burners are only incompletely blocked, or only one or two burners are affected, the furnace will still work, but it won’t be ass efficient. It will need more energy to heat your home as you expect and your monthly heating bills will go up accordingly.
On a more dire note, in some cases a malfunction will shoot lit gas outside of the system or somewhere else it isn’t supposed to go. In those cases, a limit switch will detect the problem and automatically shut off the furnace rather than creating the risk of a fire. If your furnace suddenly refuses to turn on, this may be the source of the problem.
In either case, what happens when furnace burners malfunction is less important than what you do about it. The moment you detect an issue with your burner, shut off the system and contact RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning right away. We’re based in Hyde Park and we do heating repair and maintenance issues of all varieties as part of our service plan, and we have considerable experience with repairing and replacing faulty burners. Give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!