Common Furnace Problems in Saint Charles

January 09, 2017

We’ve reviewed some of Saint Charles’s typical 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 seasonal furnace maintenance help your system run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.

System Wear and Tear

If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, normal wear and tear on the components is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing 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 are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. 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 device 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 stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working accurately, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.

If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 Golden Seal Service Experts and 630-246-2698 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.

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