We’ve gone over some of Houston’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace 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 both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal 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 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 system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. 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 typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your furnace 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 system is running properly.