We’ve gone over some of West Palm Beach’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this miserable 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 expected by most manufacturers to keep up your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in annual 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 system all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in 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, 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 stop. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, 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 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 561-629-1826 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.