We’ve reviewed some of Canada’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 866-397-3787 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.