We’ve gone over some of London’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to remain warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. 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 are not, it not only affects the air your family is 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, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, going 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 schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare and 226-270-1164 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.