We’ve reviewed some of Austin’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to stay warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Wear and tear 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 forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside 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, increasing 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Strand Brothers Service Experts and 512-596-1257 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.