If your furnace is starting to act up, you may be wondering what the root of the problem is. For this blog post we wanted to address some of the most common reasons your heating equipment might break down.
Lack of maintenance
If you ignored regular maintenance items on your car, ie: you never change the oil, flush the transmission fluid or rotate your tires, you’re bound to have some problems. The same holds true for your HVAC system. Most experts agree that HVAC systems should be serviced twice a year—once in the fall, to make sure the heating components are in working order and once again in the spring, before you fire up the AC for the summer.
We have written countless blogs about the importance of checking your HVAC air filters and replacing them when they look dirty. The HVAC air filter’s job, as the name implies, is to filter particles of dust, dander, pollen and other types of contaminants from the air in your home. If the filter is dirty the HVAC is going to have a hard time pushing air through it. When that happens, the motor will need to work a lot harder and if this goes on for too long, you’re going to have a HVAC / furnace problem.
We recommend checking your filters about once a month—but if you live in a multi-pet household, you may want to give them a once over a bit more frequently than that.
When to call an expert
If your circuit breaker looks ok and you’ve swapped out your air filters, it may be time to call an expert. Although some people think they’ll be able to tackle a DIY repair job on their own, this is by no means recommended. A HVAC system has many moving parts and if you try to fix something that isn’t working, you run the risk of doing a lot more harm than good.
You also run the risk of causing a carbon monoxide leak, which could put you and all of your family members at risk. Remember, carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, and if your DIY repair leads to a leak, you may not be aware of the leak for days if not weeks after it happens.
At DNI Heating, AC & Refrigeration we have years of experience in helping local homeowners with all types of furnace repair issues, big and small.
When you call our company, we’ll schedule a time for one of our highly trained technicians to come to your home to perform a system evaluation. When we discover what the problem is we’ll explain what’s broken, why it failed and our recommended course of action.
We will always put a repair estimate in writing.
If you’re ready to move forward, we’ll be happy to schedule a convenient time for us to complete the work. Call DNI Heating, AC & Refrigeration today to learn why we’re the most trusted HVAC, furnace and central AC service provider in this part of the state.