We’ve reviewed some of Medina’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this terrible 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 demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (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 components is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems 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 breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly 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 system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 330-305-2799 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.