Waking up to a freezing home can be very stressful and inconvenient. This often occurs when your furnace goes out. Furnaces are responsible for providing heat to your homes. The most common type of furnace is gas-powered and works with a central air system. Air is heated and distributed throughout the home usually through ductwork and vents.
If your heating system suddenly fails, it is likely that your furnace is in need of immediate repairs. A furnace creates heat by using gas to create flames. This, then, heats up the burner component of a heat exchanger.
This heat is then transferred into the air in your home using a built-in blower motor. The fan then moves the heat through the ductwork in your home providing heat throughout the house. Any of these parts can fail and may need to be replaced. Only a licensed professional will be able to determine the cause of a failed furnace.
While a failed furnace requires immediate repairs, there are several things you can do to prevent it from happening to avoid losing heat in your home. Regular preventative maintenance before the winter months can help determine if any furnace repairs are needed to be made.
A technician will also reset the pilot and gas pressure back to the manufacturer’s recommended settings as these become dysregulated over time. If you need furnace repairs or would like to ensure your furnace is working properly before winter arrives, call the experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of the Bay Area. The team of licensed professionals can help fix or get your furnace ready for the colder temperatures at the end and beginning of the year.