Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
A furnace is one of the appliances that you will use the most often during the winter months. Unfortunately, failures of the furnace system can leave your home's interior extremely cold and unpleasant. Not surprisingly, this can be a troubling problem for a home to encounter, but there are some issues that may make this especially likely to occur.
Fuel And Air Obstructions
Significant fuel and air obstructions can be a devastating problem for your furnace system. When these obstructions are allowed to form, they will be able to cause considerable damage to the furnace system while also reducing the overall heating capacity of the unit. For example, these obstructions can cause components of the furnace to have to work much harder, which can lead to them potentially failing or breaking down. Regularly cleaning and servicing the furnace can help to mitigate these problems so that any obstructions are cleaned and removed before they can contribute to these issues for the unit.
Fan Belt Failures
Your furnace may rely on a powerful fan to distribute the warmth throughout the house. To turn the blades of this fan, a thick belt may be used. Over time, this belt can start to fray and weaken, which may lead to it being at a much greater risk of suddenly snapping. If this occurs, the furnace may still be able to produce heat, but it will be unable to distribute it through the house. Depending on whether the belt caused damage to other components when it failed, replacing it may be relatively affordable and quick for a technician to correct. Having this belt inspected periodically can help to minimize the risk of this type of sudden damage occurring.
Overheating is a furnace problem that many individuals will overlook as being a potential issue. While your furnace is designed to generate large amounts of heat, it can still suffer from overheating. If the uni overheats, this can contribute to it suffering significant damage. In particular, the motors and electronic components of the system may suffer major damage as a result of these temperature extremes. Clogged vents and failures of temperature regulators can be two examples of problems that will have the potential to cause significant overheating problems. If your unit is suffering from this issue, it may turn off for relatively long periods of time to cool off. This can be noticeable as you may find that your heating is only working on an intermittent basis.
To schedule a furnace repair for your unit, contact a professional HVAC service in your area.