When the temperatures dip in Bath, Pennsylvania, the last thing you need is for your heat to stop working. But what are the most common reasons homeowners need furnace repair?
Below are three of the most common reasons why your HVAC isn’t doing its job.
Dirty Air Filters
Although it’s the easiest heating problem to fix, it’s usually the most overlooked. Dirty or clogged air filters restrict airflow, which can cause excessive wear and tear on your heating system. If left unchanged, dirty air filters can also cause respiratory problems, such as allergic symptoms and asthma.
The type of air filter you use, whether you have pets and even the size of your family determine how often your filters should be changed. Clean air filters allow warm air circulate properly, reducing the strain on your HVAC system.
Your thermostat controls how much heat is produced and how often your system cycles. Typically, when your thermostat malfunctions, your furnace may only blow cold air. If your thermostat’s settings are wrong, your heating unit might cycle on and off continuously. The fan inside your HVAC may stop working entirely as well.
Improper Heating Maintenance
Similar to your car needing an oil change, your HVAC unit needs regularly scheduled maintenance to keep it working efficiently. Failure to schedule annual inspections can result in system malfunction. If not caught early, dirty coils and clogged air filters can lead to expensive heating repairs. Typically, routine maintenance should be performed at the beginning of fall and again before summer. Regular maintenance identifies potential issues and prevents expensive repairs.
In general, homeowners should let an experienced technician handle heating maintenance and repair. In most cases, they will quickly diagnose the issue and make the necessary repairs. If you’d like to learn the best ways to keep your HVAC running smoothly, contact us at (610) 810-3992.