We’ve told you about some of Richmond’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Stress 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 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 accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system 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 programmed 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 concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Eveready Service Experts and 804-548-4480 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.