We’ve gone over some of Ocala’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual 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 maintain your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 352-414-4006 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.