We’ve told you about some of Shreveport’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions 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 you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could result in your furnace 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 schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 318-588-8163 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.