In Del Rio, January is always the coldest month of the year, according to usclimatedata.com. So it’s time to fire up the heater, if you haven’t already. If you’re like some of our recent customers, you may have found that your heater wasn’t so hot anymore after switching it on. There are a couple reasons why this could have happened.
Did you feel cold air coming out of the vents or supply registers? If so, this could be an indicator that there is either something wrong with your electrical system or fuel supply. Your furnace draws electric current from the main electric panel, where the energy is then converted to lower voltages before monitoring temperatures, pressure and verifying proper gas distribution/ flame safety. This is why it is more than likely there is something wrong with the main power supply if you’re getting cold air. We recommend that you give us a call, as the furnace repair process can be difficult and dangerous.
What about if you switched your furnace on and luke warm air blew out of the vents or supply registers? This could mean you are dealing with some kind of problem with your airflow. These problems are often caused by filthy air filters or fan motors, which decrease air flow in the duct work. Make sure you are changing your filters at least once a month and clean fan motors at least twice a year or more if needed.
Another reason you may be experiencing inconsistency with your heater or furnace is a faulty thermostat. Check the batteries first, and if that isn’t the problem, it may be a short or calibration issue. Del Rio suggests purchasing a digital thermostat that has programmable capabilities. It will save you money on your electric bill over time, and will be more reliable than older models.
The best way to keep from needing furnace repair is to call Del Rio Air Conditioning and Electricians for regular maintenance. When we do maintenance for customers, our team of highly skilled HVAC technicians will perform a full service check up on your system to make sure it’s working correctly when it’s supposed to.
Del Rio Air Conditioning and Electricians, offers air conditioning repair, heating repair, heat pump service, air handler service, thermostat service, indoor air quality service and duct cleaning service 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We have served the people of Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde, Comstock and Brackettville for more than 30 years. Call us today at (830) 469-3221 to schedule an appointment!