We’ve told you about some of Waukegan’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal furnace maintenance help your system 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 definitely 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, normal wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating equipment 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 set or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running all day long, or not kicking 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Robinson Service Experts and 847-306-8730 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.