Top 5 Furnace and Heating Problems in Hillsborough

February 03, 2015

We have discussed common air conditioning problems, now we’d like to share the common heating problems Hillsborough homeowners often call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning about. Although there are quite possibly hundreds of reasons why your Hillsborough home’s furnace or heating system may need to be repaired. Below is a list of the top five complications that may cause your furnace or heating equipment to break down:

1. Thermostat malfunctions resulting in no heat, fan spinning or comfort problems

2. Airflow problems from fan motors, belts and bearings, causing furnace excessive heat or poor heating control

3. Flithy and clogged filters that cause airflow and comfort problems

4. Furnace or heating system pilot or ignition control problems, resulting in spotty or no heat

5. Inconsistent maintenance history may cause unexpected breakdowns, poor comfort or increased energy costs (plus a lot of homeowner frustration!)


Every one of these common issues can be resolved by a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician. Technicians from Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can quickly detect the problem area and make the required repairs. Having a
precision tune-up or maintenance plan could protect you from almost all heating problems that result in no heat or low comfort levels. When you get a tune-up, all the components are checked and serviced so they work correctly and at maximum efficiency during the heating season. Critical 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 have the potential to pose safety hazards from combustion or gases, this is particularly the case if a NATE-certified technician has not maintained the equipment on a scheduled basis.

Contact Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning of Hillsborough at to schedule an appointment today if you would like a technician to check out your furnace system.