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Gillece Heating Services Remedies Common Furnace Problems to Restore Comfort

There are many problems that can arise with your furnace that keep the heat from turning on, staying on, or warming your home efficiently. Some of these problems are preventable and others are typical for a furnace that has been out of operation for several months at a time. Whether it’s the beginning, middle, or end of the season, Gillece can address common furnace problems to get your heat on and your home warm again.

You might turn your heat on for the first time of the season and find that nothing happens. Or maybe your furnace turns on but blows out cold air. The pilot light might not light, or airflow may be restricted. These are all common furnace problems that could be caused by a malfunctioning thermostat, circuit breaker or heat exchanger issue, a clogged air filter, and more. Gillece Heating Technicians are able to address your particular problem and to provide the best solution for you.


More often than not, common furnace problems are a result of maintenance neglect. The most important aspect of maintaining your furnace is keeping your air filters clean. A dirty air filter can clog up a furnace and lead to many problems that could have otherwise been prevented. Air filters should be changed as often as once a month to every three months for optimal efficiency and better indoor air quality. When air filters become dirty, airflow is restricted and the heating and cooling system must work harder than usual. This wastes a great deal of energy and contributes to indoor air pollution, as well. Gillece provides and installs high-efficiency air filters that outperform traditional ones by capturing airborne pollutants more effectively, which leads to improved air quality and better heating.

In addition to maintenance, common furnace problems may be avoided by having an annual furnace inspection. Gillece offers a Furnace Safety Check with 18-point inspection to evaluate and identify any issues before the furnace is turned on for the season. The safety check can identify areas of concern and address them before they turn into an even bigger problem. The Gillece Furnace Safety Check also includes inspection by a high-definition infrared camera that can see into a furnace’s heat exchanger for detecting cracks, holes, and other deficiencies. Review by your Gillece Technician allows him to locate any problem areas within the heat exchanger that could cause furnace malfunction. This preventative check can leave you assured that when it’s time to turn on your furnace, it will operate safely and efficiently and keep your home comfortable all winter long.

For all of your heating emergency, maintenance, and replacement needs, Gillece has you covered. We work on furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, and thermostats for a wide range of heating problems and solutions. Gillece is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, so no matter when you experience a heating problem, a Gillece HVAC technician is available at your convenience. We serve the Southwestern Pa region in seven major counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland. For all of your Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electrical, and Waterproofing needs, including common furnace problems, call Gillece!