We’ve gone over some of Indianapolis’s common heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few 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 system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to keep up your system’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 huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems 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 are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, 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, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system 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 programmed or working correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not coming 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts and 317-527-0271 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.