We’ve reviewed some of Girard’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this awful 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 expected by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, normal wear and tear on the parts 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 problems 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 are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially 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 set or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 330-269-7235 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.