We’ve told you about some of Savannah’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in seasonal 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 equipment all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will result in your furnace working 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 appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to come 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 couple minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 Coastal Service Experts and 912-208-2399 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.