Your furnace or boiler has been taking a nice vacation during the summer, resting while your air conditioning unit has been working overtime to keep our home cool and comfortable. Summer is finally coming to a close and your furnace or heater is ready to get back in the game, at least you are hoping that it is. How can you really know if you haven’t been using it at all these last few months? Performing a thorough inspection of your heating unit or furnace is a great way to ensure that it is ready to keep you and your family warm and toasty this winter.
Furnace Thermostat Problems
While in general furnaces do not experience as many issues as an air conditioning unit, it is still important to give them the same care and attention. There are a handful of common problems that occur with a furnace or heating system that will prevent it from working most efficiently during the winter months. One of the most common problems that occur when a furnace fails to work is the malfunction of the thermostat. When a thermostat breaks or quits working properly, it will result in zero heat being pumped into your home.
Furnace Air Flow Problems
Air circulation is another issue that can affect the efficiency of your furnace. Fan motors, belts and bearings that have come loose can cause the furnace to overheat and can also cause poor heating control. These are minor problems that can easily be repaired by a professional, however if these issues are not taken care of immediately, they can lead to much larger issues and cost a great deal more in repairs to your furnace.
Furnace Filter Cleaning & Replacement
One of the most important parts of your furnace to inspect is the filter. Dirty or clogged air filters will cause air flow and comfort issues. A clogged air filter will cause your furnace to work harder only to produce a mediocre result, producing low air flow, making it difficult for your home to reach the desired temperature that you set on your thermostat. Clean air filters are essential to an efficiently working furnace. You should change the filters once every month to ensure that you are getting the best possible air flow.
Professional Furnace Inspections, Replacements, Repairs & Preventative Maintenance in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam, Massachusetts
Keeping your furnace and heating systems working at their highest level requires regular and consistent maintenance performed by a professional. A professional technician will be able to find any minor issues with your unit that if not properly taken care of can become costly repairs for you down the road. Contact Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning for the best furnace service available.