We’ve gone over some of Nashville’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment 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 lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting 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 breathe, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. 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 device that tells your furnace 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 programmed or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns 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 Donelson Air Service Experts and 615-953-9885 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.