We’ve reviewed some of Concord’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming major (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 components is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common 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 Freschi Service Experts and 925-384-1303 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.