We’ve told you about some of Columbus’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail 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 increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. 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 appliance that tells your heating equipment 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 programmed or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common 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 614-334-3192 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.