We’ve reviewed some of Charleston’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop 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 parts is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, causing 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 your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Pardee Service Experts and 843-410-6103 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.