We’ve told you about some of Windsor’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional 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 heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts and 226-773-3357 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.