Common Furnace Problems in North America

January 09, 2017

We’ve reviewed some of North America’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.

Lack of Maintenance

Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small 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, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Strain 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 typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. 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 .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating system 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 calibrated or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is 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 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 866-397-3787 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.

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