We’ve reviewed some of Rochester’s usual 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 terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’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 big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Strogen's Service Experts and 603-923-4570 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.