We’ve told you about some of East Syracuse’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in annual 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, normal wear and tear on the elements 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, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment 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 properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Falso Service Experts and 315-313-6531 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.