We’ve reviewed some of Naples’s usual heating and furnace problems before, 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 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 both those reasons, you should really invest in seasonal 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 heating system all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues 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 are not, 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 stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, running 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 furnace 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.