We’ve gone over some of Denver’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working 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 gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, going 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 303-647-5853 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.