We’ve told you about some of Gainesville’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress 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 come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule 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 352-374-6602 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.