Kitchener’s Top 5 Furnace and Heating Problems Published on February 03, 2015 We have discussed common air conditioning problems, now we’d like to share common furnace and heating issues Kitchener homeowners often call Hammond Plumbing & Heating about. Although there are theoretically hundreds of causes why your Kitchener home’s furnace or heating system may need to be repaired. Listed below are the top five complications that may cause your furnace or heating equipment to break down: 1. Thermostat breaks causing no heat, fan spinning or comfort problems 2. Airflow problems from fan motors, belts and bearings, causing furnace overload or poor heating control3. Old and clogged filters which develops airflow and comfort problems4. Pilot light or furnace ignition issues, resulting in spotty or no heat5. Lack of maintenance may cause unexpected breakdowns, poor comfort or increased energy costs (not to mention homeowner frustration!) Each of these common issues can be resolved by a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician. Technicians from Hammond Plumbing & Heating can quickly diagnose the problem area and make the required repairs. Purchasing a precision tune-up or maintenance plan could protect you from nearly all heating problems that result in no heat or low comfort levels. With a proper tune-up, all the components are checked and serviced so they operate correctly and at top efficiency during the heating season. Vital items like Carbon Monoxide checks, adequate combustion air, equipment clearances, and equipment safety are also key elements to the tune-up process. Don’t forget – safety first! Never forget that furnaces of any age may pose safety hazards from combustion or gases, particularly if a NATE-certified technician has not maintained the equipment on a scheduled basis. Contact Hammond Plumbing & Heating of Kitchener at 519-894-3222 to schedule an appointment today if you would like a technician to check out your furnace system.