Common Furnace Problems in Gaithersburg

January 09, 2017

We’ve reviewed some of Gaithersburg’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.

Lack of Maintenance

Not only does routine heating 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 maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal 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 furnace all winter long to remain warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.

Clogged Air Filters

If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating system when it’s time to turn 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 concerns 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 and 301-476-4577 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.

Contact Us