We’ve gone over some of Houston’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 annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will cause your furnace 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 appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and (713) 352-7887 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.