We’ve told you about some of Indianapolis’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional 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 accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the device 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 turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not turning on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 317-527-0271 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.