If you’re like most homeowners in Lakewood, CO, you expect for your HVAC system to help keep you warm during the winter.
But what should you do, if your heating system stops blowing hot air?
In this blog, we here at Comfort Pros wanted to offer several key tips on how to deal with this very situation.
First, we wanted to start by providing some basic information on how your heater works.
Covering the basics: HVAC 101
Your furnace heats air by burning fuel inside the heat exchanger; the heat is measured by something called British Thermal Units (or BTUs, for short.) Heating systems that are rated for a higher BTU output, will produce warmer air than heating systems that are rated for a lower BTU output.
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Once the air is heated, a blower motor helps distribute the warm air throughout your home by pushing it through a duct system.
If you notice colder air is being pushed through your ducts toward the end of the heat cycle, this isn’t something you should be too concerned with. The blower motor will often continue to push air through your ducts for one to three minutes after the heat exchanger stops producing heat.
If you have further questions about how this process works, call our office today at 303-945-4319 to speak with one of our local technicians.
Pay attention to weird noises
As with all mechanical systems, your HVAC system will produce regular noises. If your HVAC has stopped distributing hot air, and you start to hear things that you haven’t heard before, or you’re concerned that the blower motor sounds different than it has in the past, you should call our Lakewood, CO HVAC company as quickly as possible.
When you call our office, we’ll be happy to schedule a free consultation and we’ll help you understand if there are any parts that have stopped working, are about to fail or need to be replaced.
If we do determine that your HVAC system has stopped blowing hot air due to one of these reasons, we’ll can help you understand what needs to be done to restore hot air flow throughout your home.
Maintain, maintain, maintain
If you’re concerned your HVAC isn’t working as well as it used to, we can help. When you call Comfort Pros we can help you understand the benefits of regular AC maintenance and how Lakewood, Colorado homeowners can benefit from a twice-yearly tune-up.
Now only will this help keep your HVAC system running smoothly, it can help you identify problems before they arise.
When you contact Comfort Pros you can rest assured you’re working with a company that has more than seven years of experience in helping Lakewood, CO homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs.