Common Furnace Problems in West Chester

January 09, 2017

We’ve reviewed some of West Chester’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.

Lack of Maintenance

Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor 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 keep warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.

Clogged Air Filters

If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the appliance 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 set or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.

If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Wesley Wood Service Experts and 484-401-7577 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.

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