Is your furnace not heating your air? Unfortunately, the solution is never simple. Because the entire central air system is quite complicated, let the experts, our HVAC technicians, do the heavy lifting. The best thing homeowners can do for their heating and air conditioning is to provide top technical care.
While your HVAC contractors are on their way, you can help by taking some notes on what changes you noticed. Though some problems cannot be diagnosed until the furnace is opened, there are some outward signs you might recognize.
Easy Answers If Your Furnace is Not Heating Air
If your furnace stops working, the answer can be deceptively simple. There may not be an energy source connected to the heating unit.
First things first:
- Check that the gas lines are available
- Check the temperature set on the thermostat
- Check that the vents and registers are open and pathways are clear
When Did You Last Check Your Air Filter?
On a more technical side, your furnace may stop working because of internal buildup. When was the last time you changed your air filter?
When the filter is full, clean air cannot pass through it. This means there is less air to distribute, making it harder for your furnace to distribute heat.
Homeowners can check for themselves whether or not the air filter is old and full.
Dirty air filters negatively impact the central air system in many ways. If you haven’t, you should make a habit of regularly replacing the air filter. This keeps indoor air clean, reduces energy spending and preserves the entire central air system.
Could It Be Your Heat Exchanger?
A sticky or faulty heat exchanger can also be responsible for your furnace not heating air.
The heat exchanger is a crucial part of your HVAC system. When buildup covers the heat exchanger, it grows sticky. As a result, it cannot properly oxygenate the flame.
If you have a sticky heat exchanger, you might hear a small boom every so often from the system.
If you think a faulty heat exchanger is the reason for the furnace not working, turn off the system immediately. Wait for your HVAC contractor to arrive for help.
Service Champions Services for a Furnace Not Heating Air
Service Champions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to making homes extraordinary through quality HVAC. We are the a Diamond Certified HVAC provider serving Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Our expert technicians restore the health of your central air with advanced technical methods only available through yearly training. We also ensure your total satisfaction with our incredible customer service.
Service Champions takes care of you and your home. To schedule your heating repairs, complete the form linked here. You can also speak to one of our call center representatives for further assistance.