We’ve told you about some of Dayton’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to fail 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 lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems 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 are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device 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 properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 937-503-7896 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.