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Is Your Furnace Experiencing This Disconcerting Problem?

Temperatures may not drop severely here during the winter, but still, when you experience temperatures as chilly as we do, a fully functional heating system is vital. If you haven’t done so already, the time is now to check your furnace for problems, particularly reduced air flow. Though it may not seem like a huge issue, particularly if you are still receiving warm air, but if you believe it’s less powerful than it should be you might be experiencing a problem that can turn into a larger emergency.

What Does Reduced Air Flow Mean?

Restricted air flow can happen for a number of reasons ranging from an issue with a fan motor to a clogged air filter. It’s imperative that you have a professional come in to take a look, so we can accurately diagnose the problem and conduct quick repairs.

In the meantime, we can let you know that you’re likely looking at one of two problems. Either something is blocking the air, or there’s a problem with the component that’s blowing the air. Blockages are typically created by clogs in the ducts, a dirty filter, or something like a dent or a breach in the system. If the blower component is the problem, then it’s likely caused by a fan motor or fan blade issue.

Do Not Ignore Low Air Flow

Low air flow is often the first sign of a more serious problem. In fact, low air flow means your furnace is forced to spend more fuel to heat the home than is usually necessary. This raises the strain on the system’s other components, and eventually can cause damage to key components as well as premature system breakdown. If you notice low air flow, it’s important that you contact professionals as soon as possible.

For expert furnace repairs in Hayward, CA and beyond, simply contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.

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