We’ve reviewed some of Rochester’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system 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 definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly 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 conventional 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 within the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not programmed 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 furnace is functioning properly.