It is fall and that means it is getting close to that time to turn your furnaces on! Was your furnace struggling at the end of last season? Always make sure to get your furnace tuned up each fall to prepare your furnace for turning it on this fall. Furnaces may seem simple but they can have issues that you should not attempt to repair on your own due to potential injury or death that can occur. Furnaces must create air temperatures up to 170 degrees and then force that air through the duct work to heat your home. If your furnace is acting up, here are some of the common issues.
*Cycling on and off frequently
– Your furnace might not be matched up for the heat load you have so it is producing too much heat energy.
– You have a clogged or dirty filter restricting air flow to the heat exchanger making the furnace run more to keep up with the thermostat
– Defective Thermostat
*Not enough airflow at the supply registers
-Dirty or clogged filters impede air flow so make sure you change them
-Dirty blower fan or slipping belt
-Duct work that is excessively dirty, broken, or clogged stops air flow
-Air ducts that are undersized, leaking, or have imbalanced pressure also slows or stops air flow
*No air flow at all
-Duct work that is collapsed or disconnected
-Blower fan motor is not working
-Furnace is off because of the automatic safety switch
Bartlett Heating and Air can help you solve all these issues and more so give us a call today!