We’ve told you about some of Tempe’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small 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 remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth 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, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 programmed or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning 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 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 Orangutan Home Services and 602-906-0111 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.