We’ve gone over some of Kansas City’s common heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming major (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your heating system all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, potentially 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 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 programmed or working correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn 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 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 Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing and 816-787-0500 today and we’ll make sure your system is running properly.