We’ve reviewed some of Salt Lake City’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to maintain your equipment’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help prevent them from becoming major (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 – primarily in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much wear and tear on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace 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 calibrated or working properly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Mountainwest Service Experts and 385-399-0280 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.