We’ve reviewed some of Fort Myers’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor 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 keep warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device 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 set or working correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common 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 239-908-6991 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.