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High Bills? Pressure Problems? Here’s What to Do

Gas furnaces are not immune to problems that occur over time. In fact, when these kinds of systems are neglected, problems are inevitable. It’s a good idea every once in a while to take a walk through your basement and look at your heating system thoroughly. What is the pressure reading? How high are your heating bills? How comfortable is the air? How frequently are you calling for repairs?

If you’re not happy with the answers to these questions, then this is the blog post for you. Sometimes maintenance or heating repair in Benton, LA can be absolutely necessary for making sure your gas furnace’s pressure is correct and that it’s not burning too much fuel to keep you warm. Keep reading so we can help you cut wasted fuel, eliminate problems, and get your home to feel cozy and warm this January.

Pressure? Fuel? What’s All the Fuss?

We get it, to many homeowners gas furnace performance isn’t really your forte. But it is ours! So we’d like to talk about one of the things that can go wrong if your system isn’t properly maintained over time. The gas in your furnace needs to be kept at a specific pressure in order to organize a controlled burn and heat up your home accurately. The higher pressure the gas is, the more fuel will be burned, which may or may not increase the temperature of your home depending on other factors. You want pressure readings that will burn the optimal amount of fuel to keep your home warm and your bills low.

When a furnace goes neglected, pressure readings on a furnace can become incorrect, which could lead to one of two outcomes.

  • The fuel pressure is too low and your furnace can’t run properly. This will not only lead to inefficiency, but could also cause your furnace to overheat trying to burn gas that’s at the wrong pressure.
  • The fuel pressure is too high and your furnace starts burning too much of it. This might not make your home any more comfortable and could just lead to your bills being higher.

We Can Help

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what furnace maintenance or targeted heater repairs are for! When we maintain your furnace year after year, we check the pressure of the gas. We also check the burners and the output of your system to gauge whether or not it’s working optimally. If it’s burning too much fuel, we’ll change the pressure so that your heating bills go down while your home remains comfortable.

Also, keep in mind that pressure problems in a gas furnace can also be a safety concern. Gas at pressures that are too high can likely leak or cause fire hazards, which is something you never want happening in your home. By investing in maintenance service, you can combat these kinds of outcomes and have a professional with you to make the necessary adjustments. Our team is composed of gas furnace specialists in Shreveport who know how these systems are supposed to operate. We can repair your system today and make the tweaks that allow it to run safely and efficiently.

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can maintain your furnace. Call the doctor of home comfort today!

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