We’ve told you about some of Orlando’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system 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 system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming big (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 – especially in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace 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 are not, 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 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 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 accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace 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.