We’ve told you about some of Tulsa’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine 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 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 keep warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially 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 are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace 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 appliance 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 stop. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running 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 set up a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 918-212-8927 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.