We’ve reviewed some of Fort Wayne’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine 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 really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
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 stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working properly, 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 schedule a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 260-557-1275 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.