We’ve gone over some of Houston’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this awful 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 required by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, 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, causing your heating bills to increase .
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 stop. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Church Services and 713-396-3760 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.