We’ve gone over some of Raleigh’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to break down 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 both those reasons, you should really invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Wear and tear 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 are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will mean your furnace has 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 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 properly, 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 common furnace problems, or want to schedule 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 furnace is operating properly.