Having a malfunctioning furnace on the holidays could be your worst nightmare. Your family gatherings and holiday parties will not be as exciting as you expect them to be when your heating system fails. Don’t let a malfunctioning system put a damper to your comfort.
Here are the things you need to do when your heating unit stops working:
Replace Your Air Filter
Your furnace may operate erratically and won’t blow warm air when its air filter is clogged. Not only does it cause your energy bills to rise after the holiday, but it also damages the vital parts of your heating system. To ensure proper operation of your unit and good airflow inside your home this Christmas, be sure to change your air filter regularly.
Check Your Thermostat
It might sound incredibly simple, but your thermostat is often where the furnace failure starts. Check the device and make sure it is set to heat. Set it five degrees higher than your usual room temperature and see if your unit kicks in. Also, check the batteries and replace them when you notice the display goes blank. But if none of these fixes work, your last resort is to call the pros.
Inspect Your Ductwork
An incorrectly sized or leaky duct can cause inconsistent heating in your home and even increases your energy bills. Check for handles that protrude from your duct and make sure they are open. Also, try to find the cracks and gaps in your duct as they can let the heated air escape. Seal them right away or schedule a duct inspection with the experts for professional results.
Check the Blower
Your unit’s blower works by directing the air from the return duct to go into the heat exchange. When the blower goes bad, your furnace will begin to make strange noises and won’t operate. When this happens, call the pros right away.
Check if the Unit is Set to ON
This might sound like a no-brainer, but your unit will not warm your home on Christmas Eve when it’s not set to on. If repair and maintenance were done recently, then don’t forget to check its switch. Don’t expect that it will just blow warm air—you need to turn it on manually. Additionally, check if the fuse and circuit breaker are set to on. Lastly, make sure that the front panel that covers the blower motor is fastened securely.
Your furnace should work in optimal condition, so you can focus on holiday activities with your loved ones.
Here at All Seasons Air Conditioning, our team will ensure that everything in your heating system works fine. Schedule an appointment with us so we can help fix potential problems before they trouble you during the Christmas holidays.