The winter time is a perfect time of year to try and save money. Did you know doing something as simple as running your ceiling fans during the winter can save money on your heating expenses? That’s right, and there are several other tips you can follow too, like investing in preventative HVAC maintenance.
Preventative maintenance is key to the lifespan of the furnace in your Lubbock, Texas, home and is very helpful for ensuring the blower motor doesn’t get too hot. A hot or burning smell is a sign that the motor is too hot and you should call an HVAC specialist immediately.
If you ever hear a loud humming noise coming from your heating system, this could be a sign the blower motor is getting too hot. A blower motor overheats when the furnace is able to turn on but it isn’t functioning properly. This means the blower motor is working but it’s not distributing any hot air, thus causing it to overheat. The excessive heat that is produced stays within the blower motor itself and can lead to costly damage.
Furnace Won’t Cycle On
If you have to reset the heating system to get it to start, there is a reason it’s acting this way. One reason could be that it doesn’t want to cycle on because it has noticed the blower motor getting too hot. You should never reset the furnace just to get it to come on unless you have been instructed to by a professional HVAC specialist. If you notice your heating system is not cycling on, it’s time to contact an HVAC contractor as soon as possible.
Furnace Covered in Dirt and Dust
If the internal parts of the furnace are coated with dirt and dust, it can easily cause the blower motor to get too hot. Ideally, you should have the furnace maintained before the heating season begins to prevent dust buildup and to lower heating bills. A professional HVAC contractor has the expertise to service your furnace to ensure it is working as it should.