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4 Reasons Why Your Furnace Isn’t Working

When the temperature really starts to drop outside, there’s nothing homeowners hate more than discovering that their furnace isn’t working properly. If there’s one thing you should be able to count on it’s the comforts of home.

If you’ve noticed that things aren’t warming up at home the way they should be, there are a few things you might want to consider before putting a call in to your local HVAC specialist. Here are 4 reasons why your furnace might be giving you the cold shoulder.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

The easiest solution to a malfunctioning furnace might not even lie with the furnace at all. Sometimes the thermostat can be to blame, and the solution can be as simple as replacing the battery and ensuring that it is free of dust and debris.

Dirty Air Filter

Can you remember the last time you changed your home’s air filter? If you’ve said no, then this could be what’s keeping the chill on your home. A blocked or dirty air filter makes it harder for your furnace to circulate the warm air and can even damage the switch that controls the fan.

Blocked Vents

Believe it or not, sometimes the solution to a cold room can be as easy as clearing a vent. People sometimes keep vents shut in rooms that aren’t often used in an effort to save on home heating costs. Other times, vents have been blocked by furniture or curtains. It might not seem like this would make much of an impact, but

Damaged Air Ducts

One of the most common home heating complaints is that there are some rooms in the house that don’t seem to heat up at all. There are a few different causes of this occurrence, but one of the most common reasons could be leaking ducts. Not only will reduce your home’s comfort level, but it can also result in an increase in your home heating bills.

Unfortunately, this is not a problem that most homeowners can take care of themselves. In this case, you’ll need to contact a local HVAC professionally to assess and repair the problem.

For more information and inspiration about home improvement, be sure to browse our extensive library of articles on home renovation, interior décor, and home maintenance.

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