The holiday season has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Now, it’s winter and we know you’re hugging those coats tighter than ever. It’s cold outside! We know that our neighbors up north tend to laugh at our version of “cold” here in Dallas, but it’s cold enough for us.
You need a great heating system to fortify your home against those frosty temperatures outside. If you’re having trouble with your furnace in Dallas, TX this season and it’s leaving your house too cold, then it’s time to call a professional. We believe that great information should come with great service. It’s the only way that you’re going to avoid repeating the same patterns in your home.
What’s Going on with Your Furnace
Here are a few things that are contributing to the trouble you’re having with your home’s furnace.
A Bad Thermostat
We realize that not many homeowners think of their furnace in terms of good or bad. As long as you have a working thermostat things should be fine, right? This isn’t really the case. An older thermostat might work, but it’s not getting you the best efficiency possible. This is important if you’re already noticing trouble getting warm.
If you’re looking to bridge the divide between your expectations and the warmth you’re actually receiving from your heater, then we suggest an upgrade. Smart and Wi-Fi thermostats are both great options. Our team can help you choose a model that’s perfect for your home.
An Old Air Filter
If you talk to any of our HVAC professionals (or any HVAC professionals for that matter) then you’ll hear us encourage you to change your filter every three months. Are you wondering why? It’s because a fresh filter eliminates obstacles from your furnace’s path.
Let’s say that you don’t heed this warning and begin running your furnace this winter with the same old filter. What you’ll probably notice is lowered heating output, lowered heating capacity, and maybe even an uptick in the amount of dust or debris floating around. A clean filter is a filter that helps the heat from your furnace get to you without a fight.
An Old Furnace
If your furnace is over the age of 10 and you’re having ongoing issues with your heating capacity, then it might just be time to upgrade. A decline in heating capacity in an older furnace is a sign that you should call a professional. Instead of just going to repair, you might want to consider getting yourself a new furnace altogether.
Trying to improve your heating system when it’s clearly at the end of its lifetime isn’t a wise decision. We know upgrades might seem stressful, but our team members have great expertise and can make the process easy for you.
Have you noticed irregular cycling when you run your home’s heater? Maybe you turn it on in the morning after having it off all night. You’re expecting to run for 30 minutes or maybe even an hour, but it runs for 15 minutes, shuts off, and then begins again shortly after. This is poor furnace operation.