We’ve gone over some of Wheeling’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this terrible 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 continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 847-250-6729 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.