We’ve gone over some of Fort Worth’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system 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 changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially 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 kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not set or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 Stark Services and 817-668-6689 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.