We’ve gone over some of Grand Island’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to go out 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 demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing 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 your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. 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, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 calibrated or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 308-210-4398 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.