We’ve reviewed some of Calgary’s usual heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your furnace to fail 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 system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to keep warm, usual wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – especially in older heating equipment. Wear and tear 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 changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the heating system. 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 heating equipment when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, running 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 587-315-5271 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.