We’ve gone over some of Memphis’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine 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 stay warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are 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, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 901-235-1196 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.