We’ve gone over some of Jackson’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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 remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional 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 inside the furnace. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with 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 Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 601-852-3105 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.