We’ve gone over some of Richmond’s common 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’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 heating system all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly 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, 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 breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially 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 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, operating all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions 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 running properly.