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 furnace to break down in the middle of this miserable 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 expected 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 keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues 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 aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will cause your furnace 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 turn 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 few minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common 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.