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Help! There’s No Heat Coming from My Furnace!

You don’t need to be an expert to recognize the problem when you turn your furnace on and cool air emerges from your vents. Indeed, the air may actually be warm, just not as warm as you expect, which means the system will have to work harder to do its job and your bills will go up accordingly. The benefit of a lack of heat coming from your system is that you can tell right away that a problem exists. But Rocky River, OH winters get extremely cold, and you can’t afford to sit on a malfunctioning heating system for long. While you should never attempt repairs yourself, it helps to understand what might be causing the lack of heat, to get a better sense of the complexities involved. Possible causes can include the following:

But Rocky River, OH winters get extremely cold, and you can’t afford to sit on a malfunctioning heating system for long. While you should never attempt repairs yourself, it helps to understand what might be causing the lack of heat in order to get a better sense of the complexities involved. Possible causes can include the following:

  • Clogged or malfunctioning burners. Burners can get clogged by dirt or grease, especially if you’re turning the heater on for the first time. When they won’t fire, the system’s heating capacity is diminished. The same thing happens if the burners become damaged, though modern heaters often have safety features that will switch the system off if the burners begin to leak gas.
  • Overheating. In some models, overheating components may cause the burners to shut down, while the fans still runs. That can be caused by a blockage in the ducts, a dirty filter, or simply a matter of excess stress and strain. If your filter is dirty, replace it with a new one (available at any home improvement center otherwise, call for a repair service.
  • Duct breaches. If a duct in your system suffers a breach, it can pull cold air in from outside the system, reducing the effectiveness of your heater. This is often the case where the cool air emerges from one vent only.

Call Westland Heating & Air today for quality furnace repair services!

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