We’ve told you about some of Jacksonville’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system 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 lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out 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 in the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common 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 Air Engineers Service Experts and 904-450-5672 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.