We’ve reviewed some of Charleston’s common 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 miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal 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 heating system all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing 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 buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 843-410-6103 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.