We’ve gone over some of Winnipeg’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a couple more issues that could cause your heating system to break down in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does annual heating maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and lengthen the lifespan of the equipment, it’s also expected by most manufacturers to continue your system’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in routine furnace tune-ups. Catching minor issues early can help stop them from becoming big (expensive!) furnace problems.
System Wear and Tear
If you’re running your furnace all winter long to stay warm, normal wear and tear on the elements is to be expected – primarily in older heating equipment. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the equipment to overheat or result in issues with the fan motors, causing air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you aren’t, it not only affects the air your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions inside the heating system. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, possibly putting too much strain on the components and, in turn, causing your heating bills to increase .
Your thermostat is the device that tells your heating equipment when it’s time to come on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not set or working correctly, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, going all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to schedule a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts and 204-800-0613 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is operating properly.