We’ve reviewed some of Champaign’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions 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 are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within 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, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 217-689-2469 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.