Common Furnace Problems in Saint Charles

January 09, 2017

We’ve reviewed some of Saint Charles’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your furnace to go out in the middle of this terrible cold.

Lack of Maintenance

Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace 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 absolutely invest in annual 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 equipment all winter long to remain warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system 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 accumulation 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 stress on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the appliance 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, operating all day long, or not turning 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 Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 630-246-2698 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.

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