We’ve gone over some of Orlando’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
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 mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 407-329-7661 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.