We’ve reviewed some of Cleveland’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical 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 furnace. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 440-252-1375 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.