So picture this—you’re arriving at home on a chillier than average day, fully expecting your heater to be working hard to keep your home nice and toasty. However, to your unhappy surprise, your home is as cold as the temperature is outside and there’s no air coming from any of your air vents!
This is what we call in the industry, low airflow, and this problem can be caused by a variety of factors when it comes to the condition of your heater. We know that down here in the south it might not be cold all the time, but when it is cold, you definitely want a heater that works!
So, for everyone dealing with a low airflow issues who would like to know a little bit more about what’s happening, we’ll try to give you some insight towards your heating problem as long as you remember to contact our team if you need heating repair in Livingston, LA!
Clogged Air Filter
This is the first thing we want to mention because it could be the easiest out of all your heater issues to address. Your air filter stands in your return duct where it keeps dust and debris from entering your heater. The problem is, when the filter gets clogged, it actually begins to stifle your heater!
Without constant airflow into your heater, how are you supposed to get airflow out? That’s why it’s incredibly important to change out the air filter every 1-3 months so that you’ve got a healthy heater.
Covered Air Vents
A furnace works by burning fuel or using electricity to create heat, which then gets distributed throughout your home via your air ducts. Air duct problems are a whole different issue that we’re not going to cover in this blog post (but be sure to check out our page if you think there’s something wrong with your air ducts). However, if you’re sure there’s nothing wrong with your air ducts, there could be something blocking the flow of air from your heater to you!
Check around in the rooms that feel cold. If you’re noticing that there’s furniture, bins, boxes, or anything blocking your heat vents, then you’re never going to get the heating you want no matter what you do with your furnace.
For Everything Else, Call a Professional
So your filter has been changed out and your air vents aren’t blocked. At least at this point we can pinpoint the issue to your furnace. The only downside with having an actual furnace issue is that you’re never going to be able to give the quality repair that a professional team would.
Messing around with your furnace, when it’s not just something simple like replacing the air filter or unblocking your vents can cause more damage to your system as well as become a safety concern. Especially if you have a gas furnace, trying to open your system and inspect it could lead to a carbon monoxide leak.
When you need it done right, call Professional Heating & Air.