Reasons Your Furnace Might not be Working and What You Can Do
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Reasons Your Furnace Might not be Working

Reasons Your Furnace Might not be Working

After having a furnace installed, many people forget that there are some forms of regular maintenance that need to be performed to keep them in good working order. If you have noticed that your furnace is not performing as well as it should, there may be a few reasons for this, some of which will be discussed here.

  1. The thermostat may be faulty

There may be times when you find that your furnace seems to be working, but your home still seems to be at an uncomfortable temperature. If this is the case, you may need to see if the thermostat is turning on and off as it should. Also be sure to check the temperature reading of the thermostat and compare it to how the inside of your home feels. If the thermostat states that your home should be warm, but it is feeling like a division of the North Pole indoors, it’s time to call in a service technician.

  1. Air filters may be dirty or clogged

Dirty air filters are one of the most common things that cause a furnace to malfunction. If you or other members of your family are sneezing more than usual or experiencing itchy eyes, it could be due to the fact that your furnace’s air filters have become dirty and clogged. In most cases, it is recommended that these filters be replaced every three to six months. However, if you have pets or anyone that smokes inside your home, they may require replacement more often.

  1. Your furnace needs an inspection

It is recommended that you have a full inspection performed on your furnace each year during the fall. Having a maintenance check can make a world of difference to your furnace’s performance. Additionally, if your technician detects a small problem, it can be attended to immediately instead of waiting for something bigger to go wrong that could cost hundreds of dollars to repair – especially if a malfunction occurs during winter.

  1. The furnace fan is broken

If there seems to be a lack of airflow from your home’s vents, even when the furnace is working, it can be an indication that the unit’s fan has broken or decided to malfunction. If the fan has stopped working on your furnace, you should call a qualified and experienced technician out to address the issue and replace it. You should ensure that you schedule a call as soon as possible if this happens, as it will prevent further damage from being done to your furnace.

When searching for a furnace technician, too many people make the mistake of basing their choice on the cost. However, it is recommended that a furnace technician or company be chosen according to how long they have been in business and whether they are qualified and insured. If you are experiencing issues with your home’s furnace, give our team a call today to schedule a callout.

 

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