We’ve gone over 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 extend the life 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 minor 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 stay warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly 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, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing 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 furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment 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 calibrated or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common 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 Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 716-427-6807 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.