We’ve reviewed some of Calgary’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (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 furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work 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 furnace when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 403-279-5760 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.