We’ve told you about some of Raleigh’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating 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 these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming big (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 elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace 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 calibrated or working correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 919-578-4329 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.