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 seasonal system 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 keep up your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should really 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 heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially 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, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. 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, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not turning 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 251-202-7503 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.