We’ve gone over some of Kitchener’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace 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 seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent 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 components is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 Hammond Plumbing & Heating and 226-240-1120 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.