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 system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain 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 furnace all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not coming 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call A-PLUS Service Experts and 301-747-3140 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.