Patching an Old HVAC System
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Patching an Old HVAC System

When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.


Patching an Old HVAC System

Facing Furnace Failure? Check Out These Common Reasons Why

Mary Gonzalez

Just when you need your heat the most, you turn on the switch and your furnace refuses to do what it normally does. Unfortunately, pretty much every home with a furnace heat system will face this problem eventually as the unit gets older and nears the end of its lifespan. However, the reason why a furnace will fail is completely a repairable situation, so it is a good idea to get to know these reasons so you can be prepared. Take a look at these common reasons why a home furnace system will fail. 

The furnace is not getting adequate fuel supply to stay powered. 

Whether it is electricity, propane, or natural gas, the fuel supply is an important part of how the furnace stays powered and supplying heat for your home. If your heater suddenly stops working, it is always a good idea to check out this issue first. Make sure you do not have a thrown breaker or an extinguished pilot light. In some cases, there can be issues with wiring or even the lines that deliver fuel to the furnace. 

The furnace's blower motor is no longer functional. 

The blower of a furnace is a separate entity from the heat system and is actually what puts forth the effort to push the heat throughout your home once it is created. Therefore, if the blower of your furnace stops working, you will definitely notice a difference in how your furnace behaves. For example, you will hear the furnace kick on, but there will be no heat coming from the vents. If you are dealing with this situation, contact a furnace repair company for assistance because the blower can usually be replaced. 

The furnace is no longer able to "breathe." 

A furnace must be able to direct air flow throughout in order to function normally and stay cool during operation, which is why it is important to keep the filter changed and the entire unit generally clean. If the furnace suddenly stops working, it could mean that the air filter and the air filtration system is so clogged that the furnace can no longer function and has shut down. Check your air filter to see if it needs to be replaced and clean out the area around the filter to see if that helps the situation. 

There are many reasons why a furnace might stop working. Check out to see if the problem your unit is experiencing can be fixed.