We’ve told you about some of Voorhees’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor 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, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. 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 you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising 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, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Atmostemp Service Experts and 856-310-4824 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.