We’ve told you about some of the Wasatch Front region’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to break down 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 lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to keep up your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, 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, likely putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, 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 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 Barlow Service Experts and 801-436-8985 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.