Why Can’t My Gas Furnace Warm My Home?
You have found yourself standing in front of your thermostat several different mornings lately, trying your hardest to figure out why your heater isn’t heating up your home at all. The bills are paid, the thermostat is accurate and connected and your know that you turned the system on, so what’s up?
Well, it could be one or more issues to be honest. There is a strong chance that your furnace is in need of furnace repair in Arlington, TX. There is also a chance that your system could use some additional help to keep your home warm. Or your heater might be on its way out.
If you want to figure out why your furnace can’t seem to warm your home the way you want it to lately, we will help you solve the mystery. You can browse the potential causes we have discussed below and, when you are ready, reach out to us for professional help in getting the issue resolved.
Does Your Furnace Need a Helping Hand?
Things like low humidity, poor indoor air quality, and a home with a plethora of air leakages can create a big challenge for a furnace. Thankfully all of these are addressable issues.
Investing in a humidifier can allow you to adjust the humidity level in your home, making it easier to keep your home warm with air that isn’t as dry. This should also help your IAQ, as should looking into duct cleaning or a filter change. Lastly, consider checking your home for sealing issues around doors and windows, or looking into the state of your insulation. All of these things will help your heater by allowing your home to hold heat much more efficiently.
Your Furnace Needs Repairs When…
If the issues above have been addressed, or aren’t issues to begin with, there is a chance that your furnace might need repairs. You can tell this is the case if you observe the following:
- Your furnace is emitting strange sounds such as rattling, hissing, screeching, clanking, etc.
- There is a smell of gas or rotten eggs
- Your furnace is blowing air that isn’t heated.
- Your furnace’s airflow is much weaker than usual
- Your energy bills are skyrocketing without reason.
Wait, Do I Need a Replacement?
Maybe your furnace was exhibiting some signs that it needed repairs but now it has gotten worse. Unfortunately, replacements are something that will be necessary at some point no matter how well a system is kept up. If your gas furnace is over 15 years old, isn’t producing heat anymore, or has a repair that is more than half the cost of a new system, it is best just to opt for an updated unit.
Whatever You Choose, We Can Help
Whether you need help optimizing your home comfort, require a repair or two for your furnace, or you just need a new system outright, we can help. Our team of professionals is ready and willing to provide expert information and effective services when you need them. If you are having furnace trouble, make sure you work with a team you can trust like the one at Frymire Home Services.