Common Furnace Problems in Provo Published on January 09, 2017 We’ve reviewed some of Provo’s common 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 awful cold. Lack of Maintenance Not only does routine system maintenance help your furnace run up to 30% more efficiently and extend the life of the equipment, it’s also required by most manufacturers to continue your equipment’s warranty. For both those reasons, you should really invest in annual furnace tune-ups. Catching small issues early can help prevent them from becoming huge (expensive!) furnace problems. System Wear and Tear If you’re running your heating equipment all winter long to remain warm, usual wear and tear on the components is to be expected – especially in older furnaces. Wear and tear on your belts and bearings can cause the system to overheat or result in malfunctions with the fan motors, causing air flow problems. Clogged Air Filters If you use a conventional furnace air filter, you should be replacing it monthly. If you forget, it not only affects the air you breathe, the dirt and bacteria accumulation could cause air flow restrictions within the furnace equipment. This will result in your furnace working much harder to warm your home, potentially putting too much stress on the components and, in turn, raising your heating bills . Thermostat Malfunctions Your thermostat is the appliance that tells your heating system when it’s time to kick on and fill your home with warm air, and when it’s time to turn off. If the thermostat is not calibrated or working accurately, it could result in your furnace turning on and off every five minutes, operating all day long, or not turning on at all. If you have any questions about your furnace regarding these or other usual 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 Heating & Air Conditioning and 801-396-0637 today and we’ll make sure your furnace is operating properly.