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You successfully made it through the holidays without having to call up your local HVAC contractor — congrats! Once family members returned home and your house just started to get back to normal, though, kerplunk! Go ahead and add furnace repair to your to-do list. 

Here at Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling, we can help. We offer furnace repair, furnace replacement, and more throughout Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs. If you need help with your furnace or any other HVAC services, you can count on us. Read below to learn more about how furnaces work and the benefits of smart thermostats, and then contact us today for a free quote on furnace repair in Lee’s Summit.

How a Furnace Works

Your furnace keeps you warm during the cold weather months and accounts for a big portion of your energy bill. With this in mind, it’s understandable that you want to know how it works! Although DIY furnace repair may not be an option, it’s still helpful to understand the basics.

A furnace is a gas-powered (although you may have a different type) central air system that heats air in one spot and then distributes it through ductwork and vents. 

Your thermostat sends a signal to the furnace telling it to turn on. At this point, the furnace gas valve opens and ignites the burner component (located beneath the combustion chamber). The gas valve and the thermostat will work together to regulate the amount of gas. The flames will heat a metal heat exchanger in order to heat the air. Finally, your furnace’s blower motor and fan will move this heat into the ductwork where it will then heat your home through your vents. Once there’s enough heat, your thermostat turns off the heater!

How a Smart Thermostat Benefits Your Furnace

In reading about how a furnace works, it’s clear that the interplay between your thermostat and your furnace is important. Most homeowners know that smart thermostats can save them money in the long-run. However, smart thermostats can also help your furnace and potentially prevent future furnace repair! Here’s how:

  • You can track energy usage. You’ll see just how hard your furnace is working and track energy usage while also knowing if there’s no change in the heat in your house. If energy usage goes up but nothing in the house changes, that’s a big warning sign.
  • You can get more accurate readings. A smart thermostat will send more accurate readings to your furnace. In turn, this will save you money and ensure your house is heated when it needs to be.
  • You can get alerts when there’s a problem. You’ll get an alert if there is a sudden spike in usage, which shows there may be something wrong with your furnace or house.

Schedule Furnace Repair in Lee’s Summit Today

Furnace repair doesn’t have to break the bank. At least, not when you work with Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling! Contact us today for a free quote or to learn more about furnaces and smart thermostats.