We’ve gone over some of Sharonville’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system 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 required by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Knochelmann Service Experts and 859-905-0834 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.