Why Isn’t My Furnace Working?
November is here and that means colder weather is starting. You might already be using your heating system at night. Is it keeping up with the demand? Will it be able to handle the coldest days and nights of winter? Maybe it isn’t running as efficiently as possible or it isn’t warming like it should. Here are some reasons why your furnace is not working.
#1: Internal component issues.
With regular use over the years, your furnace system’s belts, motors, and bearings can break or loosen. This is especially the case if you do not stay on top of regular preventative maintenance appointments. The blower motor is one of the most crucial parts of your system that helps distribute warm air to the home. This is one of the most common things to break on furnaces and it can be preventable with routine check-ups.
#2: Problems with the gas line.
If your furnace isn’t getting enough gas through the gas line, it could malfunction. This is something that needs to be diagnosed by a natural gas professional, due to the potential danger and health risks that come with gas exposure. The system should be completely turned off and shut down before any gas specialist looks at it.
#3: Dust and dirt accumulation.
We regularly see furnaces break down completely due to significant dust and dirt buildup. Neglecting your furnace filter changes or cleanings can cause these breakdowns to occur. Not to mention, dirty air filters block air flow and cause the system to work harder, which will increase your energy bill. And that also causes greater strain on the internal parts that keep things running well. To avoid dirt and dust buildup, clean or change your filters every other month.
If you are unsure why your furnace isn’t working like it used to, our team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning can help. We’ve been working with residential and commercial customers around the Northwest for a long time, and we will fix things in a timely manner. We know how uncomfortable the cold weather is without a properly running furnace! So call us today at 503-357- 5663 for a preventative maintenance appointment, repair, or to ask questions about a full system replacement. We’re standing by to help.
by Brooke Strickland