Common Furnace Problems in Albany

January 09, 2017

We’ve reviewed some of Albany’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this awful 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 expected by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.

System Wear and Tear

If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment 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 aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. 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 .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the appliance 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 calibrated or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, going 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 schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 518-417-2938 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.

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