We’ve gone over some of Haltom City’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few 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 expected by most manufacturers to maintain 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 big (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 components is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Wear and tear 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 replacing it monthly. If you are not, 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 strain 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 kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, 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 concerns about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to schedule 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.