Common Furnace Problems in Edmonton

January 09, 2017

We’ve told you about some of Edmonton’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to go out 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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 parts is to be expected – particularly 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 conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup 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 .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the appliance 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 cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not coming 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 furnace 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 system is functioning properly.

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