4 Tips To Diagnose Problems With Your Furnace Before Turning The Heat Off For Summer


Soon, you will be turning the heat off, which has worked hard to keep your home warm during the winter months. When the spring months arrive, the heating system in your home may be showing signs of wear and tear, and not heating your home like it did when you turned it on during the fall. Some of these problems may be easier to repair now, before you turn it off and start using the AC this summer:

1. Unsecured Access Panels That Cause the Furnace to Turn on or Off Randomly

Sometimes, a problem with your heating turning on and off when it wants to, may be due to a simple problem. Modern furnaces have access panels, which sometimes have a safety switch that cuts the system off if the panel is not closed and secured correctly. Check the panel and safety switch, as well as the main power supply to the unit if you are having problems with your furnace randomly turning off or on.

2. Problems with Dirty Ducts and Furnace That Cause Poor Air Quality and Efficiency

Over the winter months, the dust that builds up in the ducts and on components of your furnace can cause wear and hamper the efficiency of heating. Therefore, if you smell dust or the air is not blowing out of the vents like it used to, clean the ducts and furnace. In addition, have the blower and heating elements cleaned to ensure your furnace is working efficiently when you turn it on next winter.

3. Outdated Thermostats That Stop Working and Cause Problems with HVAC Systems

If you have an older HVAC system that still has an analog thermostat, one of the problems that you may have to deal with is it failing. Therefore, it is important to regularly test and check the batteries in your HVAC thermostat. If you need to replace it, install a programmable thermostat that will improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.

4. Damaged Blowers and Other Mechanical Parts That Need to Be Repaired or Replaced

The mechanical system that blows air from the furnace and through ducts is the blower fan. This is a mechanical fan that gets a lot of wear over the years and the motor can become inefficient. If you are having problems with your heating blowing warm air through the vents, contact an HVAC service for help with repairing or replacing the blower in your furnace.

These are some tips to help you with diagnosing problems with your furnace before you turn your heating off for the summer. If you need help with repairs, so you do not have to deal with them in fall, contact a furnace repair service to ensure your heating is ready to use when the weather gets cool again.


19 May 2019

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