We’ve gone over some of Miami’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal 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 keep up your system’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 major (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 – primarily in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating equipment 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 accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, running all day long, or not turning 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 305-440-1505 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.