We’ve told you about some of Kitchener’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to go out 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 increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely 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 heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard 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 accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in 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, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget 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 shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts and 519-804-1617 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.