We’ve reviewed some of Phoenix’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to come 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 few minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Bob Brown Service Experts and 623-243-4517 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.