- Posted by admin
- On November 18, 2020
- Fahrhall, furnace, Furnace Maintenance, heating, Heating Service, Home Comfort, HVAC Tips, Windsor
Canadians rely on their furnaces to get them through the winter, so it’s not uncommon for homeowners to panic if their heating system stops working. If you notice your furnace is not heating your home adequately this winter, try these tips before you call Fahrhall for service!
Neglecting to change your HVAC filter is one of the most likely reasons your furnace is not heating your home. You should change your filter at least every 90 days, but that number decreases based on the number of people and pets in your home. Some furnaces will actually shut themselves off as a fail-safe if they are unable to output adequate air flow. If your furnace has shut off without warning or you aren’t getting adequate flow through your registers, you may just have a dirty filter.
Adjust Your Thermostat
If you forgot to adjust your thermostat at the start of the season, it could be the reason your furnace is not heating your home. When you start up your furnace each year, you have to switch it over to HEAT from COOL. Your furnace also won’t know to turn on if the temperature setting is above the temperature inside your home. While you’re checking your settings, it’s a good idea to check and or change the batteries in your thermostat.
Is It On?
No, seriously, one of the most common reasons that homeowners think their furnace is not heating their home is because, well, it isn’t. Make sure your furnace is turned on at the breaker, while also making sure the on-off switch that you may have forgotten about is flipped on. It might seem silly, but the simple answer is often the right one, so make sure your furnace is switched on and has power running to it.
Check Your Ducts
The reason your furnace is not heating your home may not actually have anything to do with the unit itself, it could be because of your ductwork. Even if you get your ducts cleaned periodically, which you should, poorly installed or leaking ductwork may be the reason your furnace can’t adequately heat your home. Make sure the dampers are fully open as well as the register covers, and if you still aren’t getting flow, you should call a certified technician to inspect the condition of your ducts.
Furnace not heating your home like it used to?
Contact Fahrhall and let our home comfort specialists get to the bottom of it.
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the home comfort needs of the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions for over 50 years. Our team of HVAC experts is dedicated to providing our customers with quality service and equipment.