We’ve told you about some of Salt Lake City’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail 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 lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 801-871-8425 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.