In recent consumer reviews, one of the most negative complaints about Payne units is Payne furnace overheating. Reviews across several top websites read like a continued series of stories.
Consumer after consumer complains of their unit overheating for various reasons. While overheating can be due to a manufacturing defect or issue that needs the eyes of qualified technician, a great many of these situations can be attributed to poor maintenance.
Maintenance to a gas furnace is about as important as oxygen to you and me. If we don’t have oxygen, we have severely shortened life spans. The same can be said of your gas furnace. Simple things like cleaning and replacing the filters make a massive difference in your unit’s life span.
A Payne furnace overheating can be compared to you or me having a heart attack. Warning signs usually lead up to it. You can prevent overheating by maintaining your filters once a month. It’s really simple! Just located and remove the air filter(s).
Take a handheld vacuum and suck any buildup off of the filter. You can even wash it with light detergent. Make sure the filter is completely dry and reinsert it. Replace the filter about every three months.
If you fail to keep the filtration system clean, particles of dirt and grime can come in contact with the innards of your unit. Overtime they build up, much like a human artery can become slowly grow clogged. Eventually, the furnace unit will overheat. Overheating can cause serious damage, and even damage the unit beyond repair.
If you suspect a defect is at fault for your unit consistently overheating, then you should contact a local dealer for assistance. A technician will be dispatched to inspect the unit and determine the cause of the problem.
Your warranty should cover any and all work that may result. A Payne furnace overheating is a frustrating problem. Several consumers have complained of this issue, but most have owned their units for years and rarely performed preventative maintenance. Maintaining your unit takes minimal time and in the long run is well worth any time and effort you expend.