We’ve told you about some of Toronto’s typical heating and furnace problems before, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to fail 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 extend the life of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to keep up your equipment’s warranty. For both those 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 components is to be expected – primarily in older heating systems. Stress on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in problems with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a typical furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air you are breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions in the heating system. This will result in your furnace working 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 .
Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your furnace when it’s time to turn on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to stop. If the thermostat is not programmed or working properly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, running 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 set up 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 905-453-6700 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.