We’ve told you about some of the Niagara Region’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small 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 parts is to be expected – especially in older heating systems. 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 typical 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 accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, running 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 set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Niagara Home Services by Enercare and 289-273-2229 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.