Many people find that when it comes time to turn on their furnace for the first time in the winter that it isn’t working. Perhaps this happened to you and you found that with a little maintenance, you were able to find a remedy to the problem. However, just because you got your furnace to start working, doesn’t mean that a few weeks later it didn’t fail again. Once you have paid for one or two repairs, you are like extremely frustrated. After all, repairs to any HVAC system are not exactly cheap. This leads us to the point of this post. Why in the world does your heating system continually fail you? Below you can find the possible answer.
Is Your Unit Old?
While it would be nice if your home’s HVAC system would last forever, that simply is not realistic. For the most part, the lifespan of your furnace will be somewhere between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace lasts longer than 25 years then consider yourself incredibly lucky. It is also important to know that the closer your furnace gets to the end of its life, the most likely it is that your heating costs will increase. This is especially true if you choose to have it repaired each time something goes wrong. You likely would be able to save money by replacing it rather than trying to keep your old one running.
Has Your Unit Been Maintained?
If you have not had your HVAC system maintenanced on a regular basis since you had it installed or since you moved into your home, this could be one of the reasons you are experiencing so many issues with it. It could be that your system just needs a good thorough cleaning and a little bit of love and care to get it back in peak condition. It is also important that you remember that not having regular maintenance performed on your HVAC system can significantly decrease the number of years it will last. In fact, you may have to replace a furnace that is only five to 10 years old if you have not taken proper care of it.
Do You Have The Wrong System For Your Home?
While this is not ideal, it does sometimes happen. There is a slight possibility that the reason you keep having issues with your furnace is that it is not the right size to sufficiently heat your home. When this happens, your system has to work extra hard to circulate the heat which will lead to it breaking down more often.
Are Your Filters Clogged?
This is also a possible reason for your furnace not working the way it should. Your filters should be replaced every two to six weeks if you want to get the best performance out of your furnace. When they are not replaced, they become clogged and this makes it difficult for your system to work as effectively or efficiently as it is meant to. Even if you have been changing your filter, you may want to check that there are not additional ones that you were not aware of that are clogged and causing issues for your HVAC.
Do You Need A More Reliable HVAC Team?
If you are sick of dealing with your furnace not working the way it should, it may be time that you consult the experts at Momentum AC. We know how to get your furnace back in working order in no time. Alternatively, if you need a replacement, we can assist you with that as well. Contact us today to learn more about both our heating and cooling services.