We’ve gone over some of Fort Worth’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard 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 buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Calverley Service Experts and 817-380-5647 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.