We’ve reviewed some of Edmonton’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor 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 remain warm, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system 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 replacing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work 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 device 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about 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 Rob's Albertan Service Experts and 780-800-9047 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.