We’ve gone over some of Fort Lauderdale’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual 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 both of these reasons, you should really invest in annual 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 stay warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues 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 your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going 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 get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 954-736-4314 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.