We’ve told you about some of Kingston’s typical heating and furnace problems previously, but we’re back with a few 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 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 system’s warranty. For these reasons, you should definitely invest in seasonal furnace tune-ups. Catching little 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, usual wear and tear on the parts 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 problems with the fan motors, causing 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 your family is breathing, the dirt and bacteria buildup could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will mean your furnace has to work much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the gadget that tells your furnace when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to shut off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every few minutes, going all day long, or not coming on at all.
If you have any issues with your furnace regarding these or other typical furnace problems, or want to get a tune-up to make sure your system is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Kingston Home Services by Enercare and 613-817-1591 today and we’ll make sure your system is functioning properly.