We’ve gone over some of Oakville’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the components 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 issues 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 growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to turn 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 few minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare and 289-813-5566 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.