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Why Isn’t My Furnace Keeping Me Warm?

cold-man-inspecting-thermostatSure, winter around here might as well just be called “Second Summer” because temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees during the day. But still, on those nights where the temperature does drop, you are going to want to make sure that you’ve got a heating system that works!

Of course, if you’ve got a furnace that suddenly starts blowing cool air, it’s definitely a cause for concern. Fortunately, we are pretty well-versed in furnaces and we’ve got some ideas as to why your furnace isn’t working properly. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more, and of course, remember to schedule your furnace repair in Glendale, AZ with us!

Where’s the Heat?

So, where did the heat go? Here are a few ideas:

Trouble With the Thermostat

Sometimes the problem isn’t with the furnace itself, but rather with the thermostat. If your thermostat is malfunctioning, it might be misreading indoor temperatures or may not be properly regulating the temperature inside the furnace.

We recommend checking the thermostat to see if its set to “AUTO” rather than “ON.” When it is set to “ON,” the fan will blow continuously, even if the furnace isn’t heating the air.

A Clogged Air Filter

A clogged air filter might just be the reason your furnace is having trouble keeping your warm. If this is the case, a quick replacement should put things back to normal.

Here’s a Tip: Remember to replace your air filter every 1-3 months during the heating season! If you need help doing so, don’t hesitate to ask a professional for help!

Broken Heating Elements

This only applies to electric furnaces. When any of the electrical elements responsible for heating the air break, you can expect cool air from your furnace. A professional can inspect each element to pinpoint the source of the problem and repair it accordingly.

Ductwork Breaches

When there is a breach in the ductwork, warm air will leak from the ventilation system. Additionally, a breach will cause air from other parts of the house, most of it colder than the air from the furnace, to enter the system, causing a significant drop in temperature. Fortunately, a certified HVAC professional can locate and seal any ductwork breaches.

Professional Repairs Are a Must!

If your furnace needs repairs, do not hesitate to call a certified HVAC professional for help. Only a professional has the tools, training, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.

And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs ready to take your call, but do be warned: sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. Therefore, it is much wiser to contact a certified pro when you’ve got furnace troubles. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you really don’t want to take any risks.

Ready to schedule your heating repair services? Great! Contact the team at Cool Touch today to get started! Kick back and relax, we’ll keep you cool. 

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