Winter temperatures in Abernathy, Texas, hover between nippy and downright cold. That’s why your furnace must be ready to counteract the effects of Old Man Winter. Here are two common furnace problems and their potential causes.
Your Furnace Isn’t Producing Enough Heat
Piling on more quilts or sweaters isn’t the best answer to a furnace that doesn’t generate adequate heat. Here are a few reasons why your home isn’t a haven of warmth:
- Incorrect size: Undersized furnaces don’t produce enough heat. Oversized furnaces generate too much heat, resulting in your furnace shutting down before your whole house gets warmed.
- Unbalanced airflow: Causes of poor airflow include faulty or missing dampers, clogged air filters, closed or blocked registers, and blower or thermostat problems.
- Leaky air ducts: Your furnace produces enough heat, but the heated air escapes through holes in your ductwork before it reaches all of your rooms.
Your Furnace Isn’t Generating Any Heat At All
A furnace that doesn’t deliver any heat is a signal that you’re probably looking at furnace repairs or need more in-depth heating services. Lack of heat can stem from several sources:
- Defective pilot light: If your pilot light fails — or in some furnaces, the electronic ignition — your furnace won’t turn on at all. A defective thermocouple, clogs, or a draft are possible culprits.
- Age: Aging furnaces have undergone a lot of wear and tear that can lead to overheating, poor airflow, and a host of other problems.
- Neglected maintenance: Lack of maintenance is the primary reason for furnace problems. Ultimately, neglect can lead to total system failure.
You can resolve some furnace problems with regular maintenance. Other solutions call for furnace repairs or furnace replacement. Our technicians at Duncan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., & Plumbing have the expertise you need to troubleshoot your furnace and offer economical, efficient solutions. For more information, check out the heating services we offer or call (806) 221-3088.