We’ve gone over some of Birmingham’s common heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming big (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 parts is to be expected – particularly in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace 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 set or working correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Norrell Service Experts and 205-267-0023 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is functioning properly.