We’ve told you about some of Charlotte’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely 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 furnace all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily 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, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. 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, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to get 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 704-464-4307 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.