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Furnace Air Flow Issues? Try These Quick Tips!

Posted: October 5, 2020

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As we head toward winter and get the heat going in our homes, it’s our priority at Pioneer that your propane furnace or oil furnace is running smoothly and providing you and your family with the warmth and comfort you deserve. If your furnace is not running properly, your system may have an air flow issue.

If that’s the case, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot. Of course, if the issue continues, contact us and we will come check it out.

4 Air Flow Solutions

  1. Check your thermostat. Is your thermostat set to “heat”? And is the fan set to “on”? If not, adjust your settings right away. You also want to make sure that you have fresh batteries for the new season.
  2. Take a look at your blower. A worn blower is a surefire way to find yourself with air flow problems. Check to make sure there are no obstructions in the blower as air needs to be able to make it through easily. If the blower itself is worn down, it might be time for a repair or a replacement. Contact us and one of our technicians can address it for you.
  3. Make sure your air filters are updated. Check your air filter every month. It should be swapped out every three months—at least. Make the replacement more frequently if anyone in your family has a respiratory problem or allergies. You’ll also want to replace it more often if anyone in your home smokes or if you have furry pets.
  4. Check the ductwork. This is important—torn or disconnected ductwork will hold your system up. And if your ductwork has been blocked, it’s possible that the culprit is insulation. If you are unable to address this on your own, please contact us.

Checking out these potential issues yourself is a great first step—but only if you’re comfortable doing so. Remember we’re always here to help!

If your oil furnace or propane furnace is running properly, you’ll be comfortable, you’ll spend less on fuel and your system will last longer!

Let us know if you want to learn more about the heating systems we service and sell in Worcester County, MA? Contact us today with any questions or to become a customer!