Why isn’t my furnace keeping up this winter?

If you’ve lived in Ohio any number of years, you know how cold the winters can be. Having a fully functional heating system you can count on isn’t some kind of luxury. Having a furnace to keep you and your loved ones warm and safe is a necessity!

As such, if your furnace is giving you problems this winter, if it doesn’t seem to be doing the trick like it used, our trusted HVAC technicians here at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling present the following list of things that could be causing the problem:

1) There’s a thermostat malfunction

First things first, if your furnace seems to be dragging this winter you should consider it might not be the actual heating equipment itself. You might have a problem with your thermostat. To begin with, you need to check its power source, or batteries. Then, make sure the area surrounding the thermostat is clean. Inside of it, you need to clean up any cobwebs or dirt or dust that may have made its way inside. These sorts of things can interfere with the electrical or mechanical functions of the thermostat. If you do decide to clean it, make sure you don’t get it wet. A soft brush that’s clean and dry will suffice. 

If it’s an older thermostat, now might be time to consider replacement, as they are prone to breaking down and other problems as they get older. Moreover, you might be surprised at how affordable today’s smart thermostats and programmable thermostats are how easily they can be installed. Not only do they look cool, but they save you money and you can control them with your smartphone.

2) You’re losing heated air

If your system isn’t keeping up, or if you feel there might be cold air coming in, you need to make sure you don’t have air leaks Air leaks and air drafts send heat (and hard earned cash) right out the window — or door.

This can make it harder and harder for your furnace to provide the heat you are paying for. If you suspect this is an issue or if you’re not sure about your insulation levels, you should do some checking around, or even call a professional if necessary.

Anytime  it comes to losing warm air, “usual suspects” include doorways, ductwork, windows, chimneys, pipes or anything else that is “penetrating” the structure of your home, (like dryer exhaust vents, spickets, etc). In any case, for future reference, these are all items we recommend doing before winter to winterize your residence.

3) Your furnace’s filter is dirty

Air filters are something we cannot emphasize enough. During the winter heating season, it’s important to make sure your HVAC filters are replaced regularly. You should be checking them on a monthly basis. When they become dirty or old, it can wreak havoc on your furnace and make your heating bills go up. In any case, new filters don’t cost much, they’re super easy to replace and they permit your furnace to work like it should, providing plenty of airflow so your heating equipment can perform like you need it to.

4) The system hasn’t had maintenance

Furnace maintenance, which includes furnace tune ups, are essential to the health and longevity of any HVAC system. As such, homeowners should have their heating equipment tuned up by a certified furnace technician once a year at least. The same goes for cooling equipment, or air conditioning.

If you are interested in having one of our friendly team members to take a look at your furnace and determine why it’s not keeping up with Ohio’s cold weather, give us a call today for an appointment. Otherwise, if you know your system is getting old and simply isn’t able to keep you and your loved ones warm throughout another winter, our friendly and sales team is standing by. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect home heating system for your needs and your budget, with fast and easy financing — and no sales pressure whatsoever!

Furnace not keeping up with the cold? Don’t delay calling us today!

Our home’s expensive heating equipment works tirelessly for us throughout the most extreme Ohio weather. As such, there’s simply no substitute for the help of a certified HVAC professional. Our trusted, friendly certified furnace technicians perform maintenance quickly and affordably. In addition to keeping your system running smoothly like it should, this will give you peace of mind you can’t find anywhere online.

To give your heating equipment the love and care it deserves and needs, call Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling today at 740-212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!

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