We’ve told you about some of Clearwater’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal 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 equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially 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 conventional furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not kicking 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 Midway Services and 727-219-2471 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.