It doesn’t usually get very cold during winters in Fresno, but a properly working furnace is a must when it does get cold. However, if you turn on your furnace during a cold snap and it isn’t producing enough heat, it could mean furnace repair. Here are some reasons why your furnace isn’t heating properly and how they can be fixed.
The Air Filter is Dirty
The first thing you should check if your furnace isn’t heating is the air filter. An air filter with built-up dust, animal hair and other debris will block airflow to the HVAC system, which keeps air from going through the heating process. This will prevent adequate heating, so it’s important to change your HVAC filters every few months, more if you have shedding pets.
While no one wants to hear that they have leaky ductwork, holes in your air ducts could be causing heated air to escape into the attic instead of being carried to the rest of your home. You should contact a professional to inspect your air ducts if you suspect they have leaks. You may have leaky ductwork if you notice the following:
- Uneven heating/cooling
- Your home is dusty even after cleaning
- Energy bills are unusually high
A Worn Blower
A blower motor that has been through wear and tear could also cause inadequate heating, as it doesn’t work as well as it used to. The blower won’t be able to push hot air away from the furnace as well, so it won’t feel as if it’s heating enough. Contact a professional for heater repair if you think the blower isn’t working.
Call a Professional
If your furnace isn’t heating enough and you’re unsure of the cause, contact the experts at Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing. We will send a technician to inspect your HVAC system and repair the cause of the problem. We are proud to provide timely, quality HVAC services to Fresno residents, whether they need a furnace replacement or a simple tune-up.
Contact Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing today for more information or to schedule an appointment.