We’ve reviewed some of Knoxville’s typical heating and furnace problems in the past, but we’re back with a few more issues that could cause your furnace to break down in the middle of this terrible cold.
Lack of Maintenance
Not only does routine 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 continue your furnace’s warranty. For these reasons, you should absolutely invest in annual 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 remain warm, typical wear and tear on the parts is to be expected – particularly in older heating equipment. Strain on your belts and bearings can cause the furnace to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, resulting air flow problems.
Clogged Air Filters
If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be changing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria growth 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 stress on the components and, in turn, increasing your heating bills .
Your thermostat is the appliance 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 programmed or working accurately, it could cause your furnace to turn on and off every few minutes, operating all day long, or not kicking on at all.
If you have any concerns about your furnace regarding these or other typical 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts and 865-229-6176 today and we’ll make sure your equipment is running properly.