Common Furnace Problems in Roanoke

January 09, 2017

We’ve gone over some of Roanoke’s usual heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment 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 expected by most manufacturers to maintain your furnace’s warranty. For both of these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little issues early can help keep them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.

System Wear and Tear

If you’re running your heating system all winter long to keep warm, normal wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older furnaces. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.

Clogged Air Filters

If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be swaping it out monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth could cause air flow restrictions inside the furnace. 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 .

Thermostat Malfunctions

Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn 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 few minutes, running all day long, or not turning on at all.

If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other usual furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and 540-302-8645 today and we’ll make sure your system is operating properly.

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