We’ve told you about some of Sharonville’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few 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 furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming big (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 – particularly 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 standard 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 heating system. 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, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget 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 shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 859-905-0834 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.