Winter packs a powerful punch in Springfield, MO. When the temperatures drop into the 20s, you don’t want to deal with an underperforming furnace. Here are three reasons for poor heater performance and what you can do to make sure your heater runs at optimum efficiency.
A dirty air filter ranks among the top reasons your furnace isn’t operating at peak performance. When dirt and debris clog up your filter, it restricts the flow of air, which causes your heater to work harder and use more fuel to heat your home. If your heat exchanger overheats, it shuts off before your home gets warm. If it overheats often enough, the limit switch safeguard fails, and your furnace won’t turn on at all. The solution: Check your air filter once a month and replace it at least every 90 days.
Lack of Maintenance
Regular maintenance is beneficial for several reasons. Your system is cleaned and inspected thoroughly. Our technicians carefully check areas including:
- The pilot light or ignition control
- Airflow problems due to broken or worn out motors, belts and bearings
- Comfort issues due to a malfunctioning thermostat
An annual furnace tuneup from the professionals at Goff Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC is the best way to avoid these and other problems.
All mechanical parts lose their efficiency as they age, and your furnace is no different. Newer heaters are 15 percent more efficient than older models. Aging ducts can leak up to 30 percent of the heated air traveling through your ductwork and lead to uneven heating in your Springfield home. The solution: speak with a GOFF installation specialist about when you should replace your heater.
Regular TLC for your furnace puts money back in your pocket by reducing repair costs and lowering your energy bill. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing your heater is running at peak performance. To learn more about how we can help you to stay warm, check out the advantages of enrolling in Goff Heating and Air Conditioning , LLC’s Comfort Protection Club or call 417-869-5203 for more information.