We’ve gone over some of Waldorf’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 miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily 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 swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, 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, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device 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 set or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 301-747-3140 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.