Why Am I Not Getting Enough Heat from My Furnace?

The winter season is short in the Valley of the Sun, with only a few seriously cold days—that’s why our cities attract so many tourists during this time of year. But if you live hear year-round, you know that those few days (and the nights) can feel unpleasant without a good heater like a furnace to keep you warm. If your furnace starts failing to give you sufficient heat, you’ll want to know why… and what you can do about it.

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning has serviced Mesa, AZ with heating and cooling since 1939. When you need help with a malfunctioning furnace, give us a call. You’ll receive a 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee if you enroll in our Concierge Program.

Reasons for poor heating from a furnace:

Clogged air filter: The air filter protects your furnace’s components from debris. But if it goes to long without getting changed (once a month during a heating season), it will start to cut off the air flow from the furnace to the ducts. Lower air flow means less heating.

Broken heating elements: If you have an electric furnace, then one of the individual heating elements inside the cabinet might have broken. The furnace contains a series of these heating elements, and turns on additional ones when you require more heat. If you can’t get the heat you want, you may need to have a technician replace one of the heating elements.

Malfunctioning thermostat: You should always check your thermostat when you have trouble with getting enough heat, just to check that you haven’t set it incorrectly. However, the thermostat itself might have a flaw that is preventing it from turning the furnace up to the comfort level you want. Have a technician recalibrate the thermostat or replace it.

Call in the experts

Modern furnaces require expertise to repair. If you try to take on the repairs yourself, you could cause damage to the furnaces components. Worse, you could cause damage to yourself from electrical shock or toxic gas exposure. Leave the work to the trained professionals.

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning can handle trouble with your heating in Mesa, AZ, whether it’s a furnace, heat pump, or radiant heat system. Call us any time of the day or night.