Common Furnace Problems in Roanoke

January 09, 2017

We’ve gone over some of Roanoke’s usual heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating equipment to go out in the middle of this terrible cold.

Lack of Maintenance

Not only does seasonal 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 seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems.

System Wear and Tear

If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, typical wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Strain 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 swaping it out 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 heating system. This will cause your furnace to work much harder to warm your home, possibly 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 come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every couple minutes, operating 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 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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