We’ve gone over some of Hillsborough’s typical heating and furnace problems before, 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 seasonal furnace maintenance help your system 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 both those reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly 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, 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 you breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially 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 heating system when it’s time to turn 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 couple 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 Heating & Air Conditioning and 908-448-2154 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.