We’ve gone over some of San Antonio’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help keep them from becoming major (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 components is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much wear and tear 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 turn 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 mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air and 210-404-4233 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.