Cold winter days are coming, and you have probably already started using your heating system to keep you warm. Is your system ready to keep you comfortable when temperatures drop even more? Maybe it already isn’t keeping up with the demand. Here are some reasons why your furnace might not be working properly.
#1: Something is wrong with the internal pieces
Unfortunately, nothing is built to last forever, and with regular use, the belts, motor, and bearings in your furnace can break. This is especially true if you do not stay on top of regular tune-ups for your machine. The blower motor is one of the most important parts of the system responsible for circulating air into your home. Oftentimes, we see this part break down if preventative maintenance is neglected. With a broken blower motor, warm air can’t be pumped into the home.
Did you know that most of the time, the breakdowns we see on furnaces are because there is substantial dust and dirt buildup on the machine? Neglecting cleaning or replacing your furnace filters can cause unnecessary mechanical malfunctions, or a full system breakdown. Not to mention, dirty air filters block air flow and cause your system to work harder than it has to. So, that means it’s not only running inefficiently, but the system is being put under more strain. Check your filters every other month, and clean or replace them.
#3: Issues with the gas line
Gas furnaces often stop working if there is a problem with getting the right amount of gas through the gas line. This is something that should only be checked and diagnosed by a natural gas specialist. Natural gas is very dangerous and when working with it, the machine needs to be completely turned off. Only a professional should access your system easily.
Our experienced team at Specialty Heating and Cooling has proudly served customers around Oregon for decades. Whether it’s furnace repair, a furnace replacement, or a tune-up for your system, we ensure that your system is running at peak performance. That way, you can face the cold winter months with confidence knowing your heating system will keep you warm. So, contact us today if your furnace is not acting right. We’ll get it up and running quickly and efficiently!