We’ve told you about 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 heating system to go out in the middle of this terrible 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 required by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep 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 parts is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace 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 are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside 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 furnace when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns 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 and 847-250-6729 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.