We’ve told you about some of Hillsborough’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear 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 standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts and 908-448-2154 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.