We’ve gone over some of Atlanta’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 awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help stop them from becoming huge (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 parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, causing 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 your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Peachtree Service Experts and 678-235-9699 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.