We’ve reviewed some of Edmonton’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some 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 furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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 remain warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Stress 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 buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much stress 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 turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. 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 turning on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to schedule 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.