We’ve reviewed some of Albany’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Stress 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 are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, 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 stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device 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 stop. 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 typical furnace problems, or want to set up 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 and 518-417-2938 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.