Common Furnace Problems - Resnick Energy

Common Furnace Problems

Are you noticing problems with your furnace? Our team is here to help!

Although furnace’s typically have a lifespan of 15-20 years, it’s common to run into problems with your heating system. Scheduling yearly routine maintenance checks can prolong its lifespan and keep it running in tip-top shape! If you’re experiencing any of the issues below, we recommend calling one of our professionals at (845) 794-6666. We are here to help!

1. Clogged filter
A dirty filter can prevent your furnace from running efficiently. It reduces airflow, which hinders your system’s performance. It can cause your furnace to work in overdrive, which will also increase your electricity bill. We recommend replacing these filters every 90 days.

2. Wear and tear
Overtime, it’s natural for your furnace to become run down. Wear and tear can lead to bigger issues such as airflow and heat-control problems. A yearly routine maintenance check can slow down this process.

3. Unlit pilot light
A pilot light is a small flame that ignites gas to turn on the furnace. If this is unlit, you may need to reboot your heating system or call a professional for a checkup. We recommend following your furnace’s owner’s manual to resolve this issue.

4. Lack of heat
If you notice that your furnace produces no heat, there could be a problem with your thermostat, gas or pilot light. If your furnace doesn’t heat enough, it may be too small for the space. If this is the case, you may need to purchase one that’s better suited for a larger area.

5. Strange noises
If you hear a loud screeching, banging or rattling noise from your system, there could be mechanical issues or a disruption to the airflow. In this case, we recommend calling a professional right away.

If you’re experiencing problems with your furnace, give our team a call at (845) 794-6666 or visit