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 go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent 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 parts is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace 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 aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup 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, increasing 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 couple minutes, running all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your system 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.