We’ve gone over some of Boise’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to break down 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 increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems 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 are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, running all day long, or not turning 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 TML Service Experts and 208-488-4892 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.