We’ve told you about some of Dallas’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some 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 increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should really invest in annual 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 heating system all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional 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 in the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace 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 five minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Levy & Son Service Experts and 469-250-0932 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.