Most people think their furnace isn’t capable of freezing but that is a false notion. The condensate drain lines that run outside from your HVAC system have the potential to freeze during colder temperatures. When the condensate drain lines freeze a residential furnace repair is the best option to thaw the line and check to make sure nothing was damaged to your indoor unit.
Frozen Condensate Drains
There are a few things that can prevent future freezing from occurring with a scheduled furnace service call. During a furnace repair, HVAC experts can shorten the drain line and insulate it at the same time. This protects the condensate drain line against exposure to temperatures that are freezing. With furnace service, a professional can also add weatherproof sleeves to the line, which prevents the temperature from going too low inside the line.
A gas furnace moves air throughout ductwork and vents inside your home. If a leak occurs, water can build up and freeze during extremely cold weather. Typical residential furnace repairs that are performed by a professional check for these leaks and any freezing that is present.
If you have any type of freezing happening throughout your furnace, condensate drain lines, or the ductwork, it can mess with the thermostat’s ability to read the correct temperature. Furnace service can also address a malfunctioning thermostat due to freezing. A smart thermostat can help eliminate false readings.
Other Common Furnace Issues
If frozen components in your HVAC furnace aren’t the issue behind performance problems, there are several other issues that can be resolved with a scheduled furnace repair, such as:
- Dirty filters or clogged filters can be inspected, cleaned and replaced during a residential furnace repair.
- Gas furnaces can be checked for a gas leak.
- Inspection of the pilot light operation in gas furnaces to make sure there are no malfunctions during furnace operation.
- The HVAC furnace may have a blower issue that needs to be replaced during a furnace repair.
- Noises coming from your furnace can indicate a bigger problem and should be addressed immediately by an HVAC contractor.
Whether your furnace is experiencing freezing issues or any other common issues, you should contact a professional to keep your home warm. Estes Services has certified and trusted experts standing by for your furnace tune-up and repairs.