Common Furnace Problems in Birmingham

January 09, 2017

We’ve told you about some of Birmingham’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace 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 required by most manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.

System Wear and Tear

If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, typical 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 issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.

Clogged Air Filters

If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing 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 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, causing your heating bills to increase .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the gadget 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 set or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.

If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common 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 system is functioning properly.

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