We’ve reviewed some of Belleville’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting 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 you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system 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 accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call D&K Home Services by Enercare and 613-707-2421 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.