My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
When it's cold outside, you want your furnace to keep you cozy and warm. It's frustrating when your furnace runs but blows out lukewarm air. You know you're wasting money on your power bill and freezing, too. The first step is to check your filter and change it if necessary. If the filter is clean, then call a furnace technician company such as Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for repairs so your furnace doesn't cause a safety issue. Here are some things that might be wrong when a furnace doesn't blow out hot air.
Heating Element Problems
The heating elements have to function properly to heat the air as it passes through your furnace. Different parts can fail and cause the elements to not heat as well. One of the elements might stop working, and that cuts down on the ability of the furnace to heat. The sequencer that controls the elements might also be malfunctioning, and this can cause one of the elements to not turn on so the air won't get as hot.
The furnace blower is what causes hot air to circulate through the heating system. If it's not working as it should, less air will be blown over the elements to be warmed up. A blower might malfunction because it is clogged with dust or because of problems with the wiring. The limiter switch may keep the blower from running if the fan overheats due to clogging or a malfunction. Then, your furnace may turn on and off frequently because it overheats or because the limiter switch is bad. When the blower has problems, it may quit working completely if repairs are not done quickly.
Your furnace might be fine and still not work properly if the thermostat is malfunctioning. The wiring from the thermostat to the furnace could be corroded so the furnace isn't triggered properly based on the temperature you set. Other wiring in the furnace can cause malfunctions, too, and the HVAC technician will check the electrical system as a possible cause of your heating failure.
Some of these problems, such as dust clogging and worn parts, can be found during a routine service call before you turn the furnace on for the winter. Finding them and repairing them early can prevent a furnace failure once it gets cold. However, sometimes parts give out when you least expect it, and you'll need emergency repairs. Always stay alert to changes in the way your furnace heats and runs so you can call for help before the furnace stops working completely or becomes a safety hazard.