We’ve told you about some of Charlotte’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small 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 remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated 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 concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Komfort Air and 704-705-8135 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.