Winter is officially over, but there's still plenty of cold air hanging around. The last thing you want is to have your furnace give out on your while you still need the warm air in your home. If it's been more than a year since you had your furnace serviced, you shouldn't wait any longer. Postponing the service call could leave you out in the cold. Here are just three of the reasons you shouldn't postpone having your furnace serviced.
1. A Dirty Filter Takes the Air Away
If you're like most people, you don't give your furnace filter much thought. Unfortunately, that's a good way to get stuck in the cold. You might not realize this, but your furnace needs a clean filter to help it breathe properly. Without the fresh flow of air, your furnace will have to work too hard to keep you comfortable. Once your filter gets too dirty, the excess dirt and dust will get sucked through to your furnace where it will cause all kinds of problems. In fact, all that dirt could lead to a furnace fire, which could have devastating consequences for you and your family. If you usually keep your filters in until they're packed with dirt, you need to have your furnace cleaned and inspected.
2. A Faulty Capacitor Robs Fuel From Your Furnace
Your furnace uses a blower to send warm air through the vents and into your home. However, it's the capacitor that gets the blower going. When your heater receives the signal that it's time to send hot air through to your home, it sends a signal to the capacitor, which in turn sends a signal to the blower. If the capacitor is faulty, it won't send a strong enough signal to your blower, which will stop it from reaching the right temperature. As a result, your furnace will either keep clicking on and off or run for short bursts at a time. Scheduling a service call right now will ensure that problems with your capacitor are detected before you're left without heat.
3. A Corrupted Sensor Rod Cuts the Signal and Shuts Off the System
Once your furnace is running, and your home is heating up, the sensor rod will monitor how the system is operating. If it senses that things are getting too hot, it shuts the system down. It will normally do that once your home has reached the right temperature. However, if the sensor rod is corrupted, it won't be able to read the signals properly. When that happens, it will assume that the system is overheating, and will shut everything down, whether your home has reached the right temperature or not. A routine service call will be able to detect problems with your sensor rod before it becomes corrupted.
Don't get left without heat. Scheduling an appointment with your heating system maintenance services will allow them to catch issues that may interfere with the proper functioning of your furnace.
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