We’ve told you about some of Jackson’s typical 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 routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life 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 heating system all winter long to remain warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating 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 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 .
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 calibrated 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 and 601-852-3105 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.