We’ve told you about some of San Antonio’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating equipment to fail in the middle of this miserable cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should definitely invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small 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, usual wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace 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 swaping it out monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every few minutes, running 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 system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call San Antonio Air Service Experts and 210-570-9705 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.