Is Your Furnace Heating Your Home?
Furnaces are generally reliable appliances that will provide years of dependable service. However, things do go wrong from time to time.
When a furnace begins to show signs of problems, such as quickly cycling on and off or not blowing warm air, a furnace repair professional should be called to correct the problem.
However, there are times that furnaces are working, but they do not seem to be properly heating the home. There are a number of things that a repair professional can do to diagnose heating problems that are causing the furnace to not properly heat a home.
Furnaces that are not heating properly will need to be inspected. However, even furnaces that are heating properly should be inspected annually. An inspection will allow a repair professional to diagnose and repair problems before they become worse. Part of an inspection visit should include cleaning.
While a furnace filter will block a lot of dust and debris from entering the furnace, there is always some that gets past the filter. Once inside the furnace, dust and debris causes fumes and system inefficiency. Having a professional clean the furnace and ducts can significantly improve system performance.
Thermostat Repair and Replacement
Often times, furnace problems are caused by a malfunctioning thermostat. Thermostats should be inspected annually and older thermostats should be replaced. Modern electronic thermostats are one of the most significant improvements in the heating industry.
These thermostats efficiently operate a furnace to maximize comfort and minimize energy waste. Electronic thermostats can be set to different temperatures throughout the day. For example, the heat can be reduced during the day when no one is at home.
One the most commonly overlooked problems in a heating system is leaking ducts. Over time the tape or other adhesive used to seal ducts can come lose and result in heated air being vented under the home, into the attic or in between walls. These leaks can result in significant energy waste and an inefficient heating system. However, a heating repair professional can quickly uncover leaks and make repairs in ducts to stop these leaks and improve furnace efficiency.
If a homeowner in the Cincinnati area has a furnace that is not heating properly, he or she should contact Herrmann Services, at (513) 737-8423.