Cold weather can creep up fast in Virginia. While our winters aren’t as harsh as some of our neighboring states to the north, we do find ourselves with a chill in the air for several months of the year.
To keep the elements from creeping indoors, Virginians rely on furnaces to stay warm during the winter season. If your furnace is failing to keep up with demand, it can result in frustration, not to mention freezing temperatures both inside and out.
Here are three common reasons your furnace isn’t heating your home effectively.
- Your thermostat is broken. A faulty thermostat can result in unreliable heating. The thermostat is the control center of your furnace, and if it isn’t functioning properly, neither will your heater. Check the status of your thermostat and make sure it has fresh batteries if applicable or that the wiring isn’t damaged. If something seems off, we can help troubleshoot the issue and fix it fast so you can get back to warm and cozy nights.
- The furnace is dirty. Furnaces have a lot of working parts, which can sometimes fall victim to residue buildup or blockages. Check your furnace for noticeable dirt and debris, and be sure to change the furnace filter regularly – especially during times of heavy use. As a general rule, we recommend installing a fresh furnace filter before the winter chill settles in.
- Your system needs a tune-up. Furnaces require annual maintenance for the best performance. If it has been a while since your last tune-up, your system is likely in need of a bit of TLC. Call in the professionals at Robert B. Payne to take a look at the inside components of your furnace so you can be sure your heat source is reliable when you need it most.
If your home is feeling chillier than usual due to a faulty furnace, try not to stress! To keep your furnace in tip-top shape for winter, be sure to check the thermostat, replace the air filter, and schedule annual tune-up services from a trusted HVAC professional.
Local furnace maintenance and repair
If your furnace is lacking in function and you live in the Fredericksburg area, don’t wait until you’re stuck in the cold to fix the problem. Contact Robert B. Payne Inc. today to schedule a furnace service appointment so you’ll be well prepared for winter weather whenever it arrives. Contact us or call (540) 373-5876 today.