During the colder months of the year in Sonora, furnaces are the unsung heroes of our houses. However, they aren’t immune to malfunctions due to unforeseen problems. Three of the most common reasons that furnaces break down are due to clogged air filters, poor ventilation and a lack of maintenance. Fortunately, you can avoid all of these issues with professional HVAC maintenance.

1. Clogged Air Filters

As time passes, the filter on your furnace will clog with dirt, dust and debris if it’s left uncleaned or unchanged. Reduced airflow means your furnace has to work harder than it normally does to heat your house. Because of this, the system’s efficiency drops, and it runs the risk of overheating and breaking. The simplest way to avoid this problem is by checking and replacing the furnace filter on a regular basis.

2. Poor Ventilation

A furnace can’t function properly or safely without enough ventilation. This is why it’s so important to make sure that your air vents aren’t dirty or blocked. Failing to do this can result in inefficient heating, inconsistent warmth or even the system overheating. Homes with poor ventilation may also experience issues with high carbon monoxide levels and other toxic gases. The easiest way to avoid these issues is by having a certified HVAC technician inspect your home for ventilation problems and apply appropriate remedies.

3. Lack of Maintenance

A common cause of furnace failure is a lack of preventative maintenance. Furnaces are mechanical systems, meaning they require maintenance and upkeep on a regular basis. Dirt and debris buildup, worn-out parts and undetected problems commonly result from a lack of maintenance. System breakdowns and expensive repairs are also possible outcomes of prolonged neglect. Annual maintenance with a licensed HVAC professional will help you spot and fix little issues before they become catastrophic failures.

Are you ready to take better care of your home’s heating system? Contact Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. now to schedule a maintenance appointment. We also specialize in AC repair and maintenance, as well as ductless HVAC systems, smart home technologies, ventilation solutions and air quality testing. Contact Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. now to learn more about taking care of your home’s heating system.

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