We’ve gone over some of Hurricane’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’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 stay warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues 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 buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially 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, operating 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 schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Teays Valley Service Experts and 304-760-5088 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.