We’ve gone over some of Longmont’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal 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 system all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 303-647-5749 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.