We’ve reviewed some of Hilton Head Island’s common 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 awful cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does seasonal heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also demanded by most manufacturers to keep up your furnace’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help keep them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to keep warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – particularly 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, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a standard furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace equipment. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, likely putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your heating system when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not set or working correctly, it could mean that your furnace is turning on and off every couple minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other common furnace problems, or want to set up a tune-up to make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 843-619-3781 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is functioning properly.