It’s snowing outside. You roll out of bed, put on a fluffy robe, and quickly race to turn up the heat. After a few minutes, you realize that you are just as cold as when you woke up. It is in that moment that you realize that your furnace is not working.
Finding yourself in this situation is not only upsetting, it’s worrisome, especially if you live in a very cold climate. In order to get your furnace up and running as quickly as possible, you first need to locate the reason for your malfunctioning furnace. Here are a few common causes your furnace is not working:
Lack of Maintenance
Regular maintenance is required if you want to ensure that your furnace operates efficiently and effectively. By engaging in routine maintenance one to two times per year, you will be able to fix any minor problems before they become major problems. This not only saves you money, but it saves you from having to endure the winter months without a properly functioning furnace.
This is a common reason for furnaces not working properly. By cleaning and replacing your filters regularly, they will not have a chance to become clogged with dirt and debris. If you neglect to clean and replace your filters, there is a high chance that your filter switch can be damaged, which can ultimately affect the status of your entire HVAC system.
Wear and Tear
Sometimes, pieces wear quicker than others. This is why routine maintenance is so important. Not only can you catch worn parts quickly, but by making sure that your filters are clean, your furnace will not have to work harder to produce heat (which causes wear and tear faster and contributes to a never-ending cycle).
Sometimes, it is not that your furnace is not working, it is that it cannot work hard enough. If your furnace is an improper size for your home, it will not be able to fully heat the air within your home.
Your furnace’s blower directs the air coming from its return ducks to the hot heat exchanger. When the blower does not work, air has nowhere to go. This results in a lack of heat being supplied by the furnace.
If you have found that your furnace is not heating your home correctly, it is important to contact a professional as quickly as possible to address the issue. Contact Service First Heating and Cooling today to set up an appointment for a technician to come out and inspect your malfunctioning furnace.