We’ve told you about some of Hurricane’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 304-760-5088 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.