We’ve told you about some of Alliance’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in annual 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 heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in issues 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 buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. 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, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device 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 stop. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 330-235-1260 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.