Top 5 Furnace and Heating Problems in Albany

February 03, 2015

We have discussed common air conditioning problems, now we’d like to outline the common heating problems Albany homeowners often call Roland J. Down Service Experts about. Although there are quite possibly hundreds of reasons why your Albany home’s furnace or heating system may need to be repaired. Here are the top five complications that may cause your furnace or heating equipment to break down:

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

2. Air passage problems from fan motors, belts and bearings, causing furnace overload or poor heating control

3. Old and clogged filters which develops airflow and comfort problems

4. Problem with the furnace ignition or pilot light, resulting in intermittent or no heat

5. Lack of regular service may cause unanticipated breakdowns, poor comfort or higher energy costs (not to mention homeowner frustration!)


All of these common issues can be addressed by a professionally qualified, ACE-certified technician. Technicians from Roland J. Down Service Experts can quickly diagnose the problem area and make the required repairs. Having a
precision tune-up or maintenance plan could protect you from nearly all heating problems that leaves your home with no heat or low comfort levels. With a proper tune-up, all the components are checked and serviced so they run correctly and at peak 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 ACE-certified technician has not maintained the equipment regularly.

Contact Roland J. Down Service Experts of Albany at 518-417-2938 to schedule an appointment today if you would like a technician to check out your furnace system.