We’ve reviewed some of Canada’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal 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 minor issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you aren’t, 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 stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 operating properly.