As we gear up for the coldest part of the year in Wake Forest, NC, it’s important to prepare your furnace to last through the entire winter. Of all the problems that cause a furnace to fail, overheating is one of the most common issues that we see. Check out the guide below to learn about the three biggest causes of overheating and how to make sure they don’t ruin your furnace this winter.
1. Blocked Airflow
Your furnace’s air filters play a crucial role in maintaining steady airflow that lets the unit heat your home as needed. If dirt, microbes or other debris start clogging the filters, then your furnace can end up overheating to compensate for these blockages. Getting your filters cleaned regularly is inexpensive and pays dividends in indoor air quality down the line.
2. Cycling Issues
If your furnace turns on fine but shuts down before it’s heated your home to the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat, then you may have a short cycling issue. Short cycling can be either a symptom or a cause of overheating. Either way, you’ll want to have a professional investigate if you’ve noticed your furnace stopping and starting at seemingly random times.
3. Old Parts
Over time, your furnace’s electrical wiring and motor fans develop wear and tear that eventually do them in. There isn’t much you can do about some parts of your furnace wearing out, but you can maximize your unit’s lifespan through regular maintenance. With that said, you generally want to start budgeting for a new furnace when your current one is around 10 years old.
If you’ve been having overheating issues with your furnace in Wake Forest, NC, then you may want to book an appointment with one of our heating specialists. To learn more about the furnace repair services we offer, contact Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating & Electrical Company, Inc. today.
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