We’ve told you about some of Buffalo’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in annual 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 furnace all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially 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 replacing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, going 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 get a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Sunbeam Service Experts and 716-427-6807 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.