We’ve gone over some of Mobile’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down 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 lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting 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 your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, operating 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 set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Climate Control Service Experts and 251-202-7503 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.