If you recently needed to turn your furnace on and realized that warm air wasn’t coming out of your vents, then chances are you’re probably feeling more than a little frustrated. At the same time, it is important to remember to stay calm and consider the specifics of your situation before breaking out the toolbox to try and track down the problem. At Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas, TX, our team of experienced HVAC technicians has been working with residents throughout the DFW Metroplex for decades on a wide variety of HVAC concerns including seasonal maintenance and emergency repairs.

While we always advise our customers to contact a trained professional for any problems related to their heating or cooling system, this is especially true for furnaces or gas heating systems that can involve specialized components and fixtures that need to be treated just right to work safely. Attempting to repair these types of systems on your own could lead to even bigger complications and risks than what is already being dealt with, and it’s never a good idea to use your system to practice.

If your furnace or heating unit is suddenly not producing any heat, then there a range of potential causes for the problem. To help our readers and customers get a better understanding of what they’re up against when this happens, we decided to go over just a few of the common causes for the heat to stop being generated in your system. 

Reduced Air Flow

One of the most common problems our team encounters when looking into furnace concerns is reduced airflow. If your heating system is unable to circulate enough air around your house, you won’t be able to feel the heat it is generating. This problem can be caused by several things, but the most common in our experience is dirty air filters. If you start by replacing your old filter, then there is a good chance the blockage will be removed and warm air can start to move through your system more easily.

Not Enough Heat Being Generated

Another common problem with furnaces, and of course the most obvious that people will notice, is when the system is not producing enough heat to make your home comfortable. Like the problem above, this can have many different causes, but one of the easiest possible solutions to check whether or not there is sufficient power for your thermostat. In some cases, your system can be up and running again simply by replacing the battery in your thermostat. If this doesn’t work, you can always contact our team for a more in-depth assessment.

Strange or Excessive Noises

All furnaces will make some noise during their operation, but if your system becomes louder than usual or makes sounds other than normal, you may need to look into having everything inspected by an experienced professional. In contrast to the other problems described here, unusual sounds, noticeable friction, or an increase in general volume usually indicate problems that have no easy solution. If this happens to your furnace, immediately contact our team to check it. 

Ask Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas, Texas to Handle Your Furnace Inspection

If your furnace or heating system is not giving you the comfort and warmth you need during these cold months of the year, then the last thing you should be doing is trying to handle the problem alone while putting yourself and your equipment at risk. Instead, don’t hesitate to contact our team right away so we can perform a full checkup on your system and give you a clear understanding of the cause of the problems you’re dealing with.