We’ve told you about some of Columbus’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard 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 within the furnace. This will mean your furnace has 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 device 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 calibrated or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Stevenson Service Experts and 614-334-3192 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.