We’ve reviewed some of Gaithersburg’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to remain warm, typical wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially 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 typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing 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 heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 301-476-4577 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.