We’ve reviewed some of Ravenna’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating 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 maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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 components is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are 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, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace 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 set or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 330-236-4793 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.