We’ve told you about some of Ocala’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few 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 required by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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 components is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system 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 changing 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 inside the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple 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 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.