We’ve told you about some of Kitchener’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small 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 stay warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. 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 buildup could cause air flow restrictions in 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 .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace 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 result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns 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 Home Services by Enercare and 519-804-1617 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.