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 furnace to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems 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 cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain 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 turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 303-647-5749 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.