Common Winter Furnace Repairs barrington heating and air

Common Winter Furnace Repairs

Here in Barrington, winters can get cold — the kind of cold that when you look out your window, you are exceedingly glad you live within four walls that is heated by an exceptional HVAC system provided by Barrington Heating and Air.

Barrington Heating and Air has been providing the best heating and cooling systems in Barrington since 1967. Our talented and experienced team love helping our residential and commercial customers with their AC installation, furnace repairs, and HVAC clean and checks. We also offer water heater installation services and duct cleaning as well. When the Northern Illinois winds start to blow, all you want is your furnace to work. So when it doesn't, odds are, it's one of these common winter furnace repairs. Call our HVAC company if your furnace needs attention this winter today!


Dirty Air Filter

If it's a cold winter in Barrington, odds are, your furnace is running a lot. This means that your home or office's air is being circulated many, many times. This can lead to a dirty air filter quite quickly. Clogged air filters can cause inefficiencies in your HVAC system, causing it to work harder than it should. This can not only cause you higher home or office electric bills, but it can lead to more wear and tear on your furnace than need be. Call Barrington Heating and Air to a clean and check today.

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the heart of your furnace since it is not only responsible for reading the temperature of your home, but it is also responsible for telling your furnace when to turn on and off, and on some furnaces, how much power to use. While thermostats are reliable, they do wear out. Thus, if your furnace is cycling funny or the temperature is all over the place, check your thermostat or call a professional HVAC company for inspection today.

No Heat Is Coming Out

One of the worst signs that your furnace needs repaired is if it is producing no heat. The reason for this is because when your furnace produces no heat, it could be any number of factors causing the issue — some of them are major repairs. Some of the issues could stem from the pilot light on your furnace, the thermostat, the blower, an electrical problem, and more. If your furnace is producing no heat, your best bet is to call our heating company in Barrington. We'll perform a thorough diagnostic so that we can uncover the problem and get your furnace repaired in no time.

Combustion Issues

If you own a gas furnace, then it operates by combustion, which is the chemical process where the fuel (natural gas) reacts with oxygen and produces heat. When your furnace is not firing properly, this can produce carbon monoxide, a deadly gas that could leak into your home. Your furnace will not be functioning either. Obstructed air vents are usually the culprit when a combustion issue arises. However, in these instances, it's always best to consult a professional HVAC company to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of your family.


Barrington Heating and Air is proud to offer the highest-quality HVAC products and the best customer experience to Barrington homeowners and business owners alike. For over 50 years, we've been providing exceptional furnace and air conditioning services so that you have a cool home in the summer and a cozy home in the winter. As a fundamental human need, heating is important to your health and your safety. We offer 24-hour emergency HVAC services so you won't freeze at night over the weekend, and we offer financing as well. This helps you alleviate the cost of a new furnace.

Barrington Heating and Air can't wait to serve you. It's important to note that for optimal heating and cooling, you need to take regular care of your HVAC system. By investing in our clean and checks for your furnace and air conditioner, you can ward off these common winter furnace problems and keep your utility bills low as your furnace runs smoothly. Call our heating and cooling company today for a free quote!