We’ve reviewed some of Concord’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this awful 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 expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent 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 furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing 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 furnace. 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, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace 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 set or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with 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 Freschi Service Experts and 925-384-1303 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.