We’ve gone over some of Tulsa’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to keep up your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should really invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop 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 elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device 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 set or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about 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 Jack Nelson Service Experts and 918-212-8927 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.