The main purpose of the furnace is to warm your living space on a daily basis. As such, a furnace that isn’t working properly can be problematic for both your home and finances. However, some homeowners often find it hard to tell whether or not their home’s furnace is faulty.
In this blog, the HVAC maintenance and roofing contractors at Hader list four different ways you can determine if your furnace is faulty, starting with the following:
Cold Spots – If you notice several cold spots in your home, chances are your furnace is only blowing warm air into certain rooms and hasn’t been activating with the same consistency as before. One possible reason for this is that the thermostat is sensing the wrong ambient temperature and is deactivating the furnace prematurely, or the time/day settings are being misread by the system. Either way, if you aren’t certain which of these is the reason, make sure to call a professional to inspect the furnace.
The Furnace Turns on But There’s No Heat – If you aren’t feeling heat in the minutes after you activate your furnace, it’s possible that the belt, heating coils or furnace settings of your furnace are faulty. If the blowing mechanisms are inconsistent, the blower belt might be causing the problem. If they aren’t faulty but you still feel no heat, however, the issue likely lies in the temperature setting or heating coils. While the temperature settings can easily be fixed, you’ll need to call a specialist to repair your furnace’s heating coils.
The Furnace Blows Nonstop – On the other hand, if your furnace is blowing nonstop but isn’t achieving the level of warmth that it should, this simply means that your fan isn’t properly coordinating with your furnace system. To rectify this, call a professional to get them properly coordinated. You can also make your search easier by turning to Hader, one of the country’s best HVAC maintenance and roofing companies.
The Furnace Isn’t Blowing Hard Enough – If the heat from the furnace blowers is insufficient, the likely issue is that the motor is dirty or the blower belt is loose. A motor can accumulate dirt over time and gradually wear down the system, impacting your furnace’s ability to consistently deliver heat. A worn belt, meanwhile, can disrupt the proper rhythm of the furnace and cause its mechanisms to drag. You can easily remedy this issue by calling a professional to fix the motor or blower belt for you.
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