We’ve gone over some of La Porte’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to fail in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine 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 routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the gadget 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 shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common 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 Finch Air Conditioning & Heating and 281-407-9478 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.