If you’re a homeowner, you will likely have some questions about your furnace at one point or another. The following are the most commonly asked questions regarding furnaces, along with the answers so that you are informed and have clarity:
Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?
This is a very common question, so if you ever see that your furnace is blowing cool air instead of hot, you need to go and check on your thermostat. There is a high probability that you set your fan to ON instead of AUTO, so you need to change it to the latter because that feature will offset this issue. If you see that this change does not solve your issue and you continue to experience cool air instead of hot, you will have to call in a professional.
Is Furnace Maintenance Necessary?
Yes. This is a must because it will extend the lifespan of your furnace, whereas poor maintenance will cause it to break down. A unit that is well maintained can last up to 20 years and even more before having to be replaced, so you will get to use your furnace a lot longer. Failing to book maintenance will shorten the lifespan of your furnace significantly.
Can I Handle Furnace Maintenance On My Own?
This is something that is not recommended because only an expert technician will be able to do it safely and correctly. A furnace is a complex unit and unless you know what you are doing, you can cause damage and more problems, so it is best to leave this step to the professionals.
What Can I Do To Help My Furnace Work More Efficiently?
There are a number of things you can do to improve this aspect, including the use of ceiling fans, keeping your vents clear, changing your air filters regularly and sealing any air leaks around your doors and windows. All of these steps will eliminate the stress placed on your furnace and it will function more efficiently as a result.
When Should I Replace My Furnace?
Units that are older than 15 years should be replaced or at the very least, you should be preparing for this change. It’s always best to plan ahead and to confirm with an HVAC specialist because their expertise and knowledge will be able to tell you exactly when your furnace should be replaced. Some furnaces can last 20 years but this is not a guarantee, so it’s best to plan ahead.
Infiniti Air Conditioning and Heating can help you with all of your furnace needs. Whether you need an emergency furnace repair, an air conditioner, furnace installation or AC repairs of any kind, we can help, so if you are in Kitchener, contact us today!