We’ve told you about some of Edmonton’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in seasonal 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 stay warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting 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 accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts and 780-800-7092 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.