We’ve told you about some of Columbia’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help keep them from becoming huge (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. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues 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 are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace 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 programmed or working properly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, going 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 schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 803-399-7208 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.