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Causes of Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Furnaces are “forced-air” systems: they distribute the heat created in the furnace’s cabinet through ductwork using an air handler. Your furnace’s burners, gas jets, heating elements, and heat exchangers can work perfectly—but without proper airflow, the heat they generate will not reach you. When you discover low airflow coming from your house’s vents, it points toward a possibly serious problem with the furnace.

There are a number of potential causes for a drop in furnace airflow. The list below will give you some diagnostic help discovering what may be causing the problem. However, you will often need experts in heating repair in Gilbert, AZ to learn the reason for the low airflow—and you’ll almost certainly need these professionals to fix the trouble. You can call the skilled technicians at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning any time of the day or night for the help you need.

3 Possible Causes of Reduced Airflow From a Furnace

  1. Clogged air filter: The air filter installed in the furnace’s intake prevents debris from entering the cabinet. It needs to be changed once a month during the height of the heating season, or else the filter will become clogged with dust and dirt and begin to choke off the airflow into the furnace. (A clogged filter can cause other trouble as well, so make sure you have it changed on schedule.)
  2. Breaks in the ductwork: The sealed ductwork maintains the pressure of the air as it travels from the furnace to the vents. If breaks or gaps appear in the ducts, they will cause the air to escape and air pressure to drop. This will also allow an infiltration of dust into the ducts and a loss of heat. If you notice a musty odor along with the reduced airflow, then duct breaks are a probable cause. You will need professional duct repair and sealing.
  3. Broken air handler: The air handler of the furnace contains the blower and motors that send the air through the furnace for heat exchange and then into the ventilation system. Damaged or broken motors, bent fan blades, cracked fan belts, and electrical faults can all contribute to an air handler than can’t work at its regular level. The components will need repairs, or the whole air handler may require replacement.

Furnaces Need Professional Repairs

Changing the air filter is something you can take care of on your own, but for any other issues with airflow, you should call professionals to look into the problem and find the best way to remedy it. If changing the filter doesn’t restore your airflow, get on the phone and call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning for excellent heating repair in Gilbert, AZ.

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Heating FAQ 2: Which Heating System is Right for Me?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

At Goettl Good Guys, we want to help our Phoenix, AZ area customers get the right heating system for their needs. That’s why we’ve put together a short list of the different types of heating systems that we can install so that you can compare them. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to call the Phoenix heating experts at Goettl Good Guys any time.

Furnaces

Whether you are replacing an older furnace or building a new home in Phoenix, we can install a gas or electric furnace. We also install mobile home furnaces. Depending on the cost of fuel and availability, a gas furnace can be an efficient way to heat your home in the winter. Because of our warmer climate, you probably won’t use your heater that often, and electric furnaces also provide efficient heat.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are ideal for the dessert climate. They both heat and cool your home, and you won’t typically need a backup heater for the winter since temperatures rarely get below freezing. There are a wide variety of high-efficiency heat pumps on the market today, including Energy Star models.

Ductless Mini Splits

Ductless mini splits are installed as individual units. This provides efficient heating without the use of ductwork. You get even more efficiency without the potential air loss from leaky air ducts. They are not for every home, so be sure to speak with a heating contractor before you decide.

Radiant Heat

Radiant heat can be installed as pipes under floors or as electric baseboards. You can also install electric radiant walls. Radiant heating is very efficient, and although it is ideal in new home constructions, they can be installed in existing homes and under a variety of flooring.

Zone Control System

Zone control Systems can also be installed either in new homes, or the technician can retrofit an existing forced air heating system. Zoning provides efficient heat by heating certain areas instead of the entire home at once. We also install thermostats for each area, and we can upgrade your older thermostats. Ductless mini splits also provide zone control.

Call the Phoenix heating experts at Goettl Good Guys for quality heating installation service. Contact Goettl Good Guys today!

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