I always took my home's heating and cooling system for granted. That is until I found myself battling one of the hottest days in years and my air conditioner simply refused to turn on. After contacting my local HVAC contractor, I learned that my cooling coils had frozen over from a lack of maintenance. He did get my AC back up and running that day, but he also helped me to look at my heating and cooling system in a whole new light. I have spent a lot of time over the last few years learning more about how to properly maintain my HVAC system and ultimately lower my energy costs. Today, I would like to share this knowledge with you so that I can help you to avoid some of the costly mistakes I have made in the past.
Is your furnace not producing enough heat? Even if you are feeling a bit of heat coming from the furnace, it may not be nearly enough to keep you feeling comfortable and warm while you are in different rooms, such as your bedroom and the living room. When there is not enough heat coming from the furnace, it can quickly turn into a major problem for everyone who lives in the home because each room will start to feel uncomfortably cold, especially if the temperature is below freezing outside. Because you do not want to feel too cold inside your own home, you need to get to the bottom of the problem and find out exactly why there is not enough hot air coming from the furnace.
What Keeps a Furnace From Producing Enough Heat?
Different factors can contribute to problems with the furnace. The problem you are dealing with may be as simple as cleaning out the filter. If there is a blockage, a lot of the heat that comes from the equipment will not be able to make its way out and into the different rooms throughout the home. Many people forget to clean the filters, but they need to be cleaned regularly to keep the dirt and dust accumulation at a minimum. The first thing you should do is inspect the filter, carefully remove it, and give it a thorough cleaning to see if it makes a difference.
If you have cleaned the filter and the furnace is still not producing enough hot air to keep everyone feeling warm enough, there are a few other issues that could be causing such a problem to occur. Some of the other reasons why a furnace would not work properly include damage to the air ducts or even a broken thermostat.
What Are the Best Ways to Get the Furnace to Work Again?
The right steps must be followed to get the furnace to start working properly again. If there is damage to the air ducts, a furnace repair service may need to repair or replace those air ducts. If the problem you are dealing with is a broken thermostat that is causing your furnace to run on a short cycle where it does not give off enough hot air, you will need to have the thermostat replaced with a working one.
It is frustrating to find out that your furnace is not working right and is not making your home feel comfortably warm when it is cold outside. There could be a few different reasons why you are dealing with this problem. Try cleaning the filter to see if that makes any difference. If it does not help, you should find a furnace repair expert who can find out why your equipment is not running smoothly and then make the necessary repairs.Share
3 December 2018