The chill of winter may have only just rolled into Chicago, but hundreds of furnaces are already struggling to keep up. We have had countless calls requesting furnace repair for everything from no heat to gas leaks to part failures. At Four Seasons we can handle whatever your furnace can throw at us and we can handle it with skill. A common complaint we have noticed this year is a furnace that doesn’t produce enough heat to warm the home to the desired temperature. Like most furnace problems, this could be caused by a number of factors. There are a couple you can check for on your own, but others will need the professional hand of a Four Seasons serviceman.
Top 4 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Enough Heat:
- Filthy Filter: Many homeowners don’t see how vital replacing their filter is to the proper function of the furnace until it causes problems for the furnace. A filter that is packed with debris prevents air from getting into the furnace for heating. Therefore the furnace isn’t putting out as much hot air as it could. Replace the filter and you may just solve your problem.
- Misbehaving Burners: Does your furnace have a viewing window where you can take a peek inside while the unit is attempting to heat the home? If so, look inside and take note of the color of the flames. If the flames flicker or are yellow or orange, they are not burning hot enough to heat the home. The burners may just need a good cleaning, the may need to be adjusted, or they may need both!
- Under-Insulated Attic: Believe it or not, a poorly insulated attic or home could be the reason why the furnace seems like it is having a problem. The furnace needs a good barrier helping it keep the home warm. If you are lacking insulation, all of the heat created by the unit may be flying out of the home before it ever gets a change to keep you warm. Boost the insulation and you could solve your problem!
- Undersized System: You don’t want this to be the source of your problem, but we have found that this is the case for many homes across the Chicagoland area. The installing contractor put in a unit that was too small to meet the demands of your home. Over the years, the unit has become worn down and can not longer keep you comfortable. It may have been able to keep up for a little while, but it will continue to have problems until it breaks down completely.
Increase Comfort and Save Money!
Four Seasons can help you find this source of your furnace problem today! We offer 24 hour furnace repair, 365 days a year and we never turn someone away that is in need. Any one of these problems could be the source of your issue, but the good news is that having these repaired will increase your comfort and save you money on energy costs.