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 break down 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 expected by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal 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 stay 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 malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to turn 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 cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions 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 Heating & Air Conditioning and 484-401-7577 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.