We’ve gone over some of Toronto’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with some more issues that could cause your heating system to fail 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 increase the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in routine 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 equipment all winter long to remain warm, typical 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 system to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, creating air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you are not, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions in the furnace. This will result in your furnace working 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 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 correctly, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your equipment is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC and 289-201-2346 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is running properly.