We’ve told you about some of Shreveport’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. 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 aren’t, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain 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 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 set up 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 operating properly.