Did you feel like you were living on a prayer toward the end of winter, hoping that your furnace would last through the rest of the season? If so, you may be breathing a sigh of relief that temperatures are heating up. However, your troubles are far from over.
Sure, you could put off furnace repairs until you have to address them toward the end of the year as we get into fall and winter. But doing so may leave you with regret that you didn’t take care of furnace repair now. Keep reading to learn more about why your furnace may have been struggling toward the end of winter and what you can do about it.
Dust and Dirt Buildup
Your furnace has an air filter that helps to block out some of the dust and dirt from getting into the system. However, it doesn’t block 100% of particles. In fact, if you don’t change your air filter on time each month, it can quickly get clogged and let even more dust and dirt through.
These tiny particles can get into the nooks and crannies of your furnace and develop into a grime that impacts how well your furnace is able to heat your home. Sometimes, addressing furnace problems is as simple as investing in a thorough cleaning. If you schedule furnace maintenance with our team, we can check your system from top to bottom and clean out any gunk that developed over the winter season.
Turning Your Furnace Off
You may think that it’s a good idea to turn your furnace off on milder days during the winter. However, this just creates more work for your furnace when you do turn it on again. Your furnace gets a good break when it’s hot outside, and your air conditioner is running. You can turn the heat down but don’t turn your furnace completely off at any point in the winter.
If you leave your furnace off too long and it gets too cold, you risk the water pipes in your home freezing and maybe even bursting, which can be a major hassle to fix. Your furnace is not just keeping your family comfortable. It’s also keeping your house safe from those frigid temperatures.
There is always a chance that your furnace is the wrong size for your house. If your furnace is too small, it can take on wear and tear much faster than normal as it works around the clock to keep your house warm. If your furnace is too big, you also run the risk of it overheating because the system and your house will get too warm.
There is a just-right furnace size for your home, and selecting the right furnace can make all the difference in the world. If your furnace was having problems this winter season, it may be time to invest in a new heater for your home. Now is a great time to install a new furnace in the off-season so it has a chance to settle into your home before the winter season is upon us.
JMS Air Conditioning and Heating has your back. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a new furnace in Glendale, CA!