We’ve gone over some of Charlotte’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system 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 definitely 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 furnace all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace 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 forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising 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 programmed or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn 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 typical furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace 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 furnace is running properly.