We’ve told you about some of Oklahoma City’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this awful 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 demanded by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system 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 calibrated or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 405-432-2197 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.