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Keeping Warm in the Arizona Cold: Preventing Furnace Failures

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Brr! Valley of the Sun morning and evening temperatures have plummeted since early January. So, you don’t want indoor temps to take a nosedive.

But rather than hearing the familiar hum of the furnace firing up, you’re met with chilly silence. Before panic sets in about calling your local emergency HVAC technician in the midst of an Arizona winter deep freeze, it helps to understand which components commonly fail in cold weather. Learning a little about potential home heating issues can save you time, money, and frustration. Here are the top three furnace parts prone to breaking down during extreme cold weather snaps.

Ignition Sensors

Exposure to low temperatures can make the flame sensor fail intermittently, preventing ignition. This is where your HVAC professionals can quickly resolve with a visit to your house to clean the ignition sensors.

Blower Fan Motors

When asked to run nonstop for warmth to keep your family comfortable and potentially suffering wear from years of use, blower motors can finally burn out. Replacement is required and your HVAC certified technicians can easily do this.

Heat Exchangers

Damage from normal furnace operation may go undetected but lead to cracks during thermal stress, potentially causing your furnace to completely fail. This will necessitate a home inspection, parts or system replacement, and HVAC system servicing.

Arm yourself by knowing which furnace components commonly surrender to Old Man Winter’s chilling grip. Then, review maintenance tips that help combat cold weather breakdowns before they leave your family shivering. Prevention through regular care beats the alternative!

In football terminology, the best defense is a good offense when battling against home heating issues. Be proactive by arranging for a qualified HVAC technician to inspect and service your furnace. They will carefully comb through the system, ensuring correct operation and replacing any parts nearing the end of their lifespan.

Get Furnace Ready

A fully functioning furnace in the Valley of the Sun right now is especially important during our infrequent winter cold snaps. When it’s freezing outdoors you really need your furnace to heat your home. Take a moment to schedule a furnace inspection with one of our experienced, friendly service technicians at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating today at 480-968-5652. We’re always available 24/7 for emergency service.