We’ve reviewed some of Fort Wayne’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal 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 furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (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 elements is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not turning 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 Rolf Griffin Service Experts and 260-557-1275 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.