We’ve reviewed some of Daytona Beach’s usual 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical 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 growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 386-310-2061 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.