We’ve reviewed some of Naples’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues 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 aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating system when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, operating 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 239-908-6991 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.