We’ve reviewed some of Albany’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal 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 continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly 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, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device 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 calibrated or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts and 518-205-3324 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.