3 Common Home Heating Problems and How to Solve Them

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Are you preparing your home for the brutal temperatures of winter? If you answered yes, then you can’t underestimate the importance of a functional heating unit. Keeping your home warm in winter will require you to do things like service your heat pump

While routine maintenance can help you prevent certain problems, it will not keep your unit damage-free. Eventually, you will be confronted with heating repair issues.  Knowing how to handle common heating problems can help you reduce the damage they cause.

Below are some common home heating homes and what you can do to solve them.  

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1. Only Cool Air is Coming From the Vents

When you turn on your heating unit, you expect warm air to start flowing from the vents. If all you feel is cold air coming from your vents, then there is a definite problem that needs to be addressed. A large portion of your annual maintenance budget will go to addressing HVAC repair issues. When your heating unit won’t produce cool air, you need to check a few things.

The first thing to check is the condition of your thermostat. You need to ensure that the heating portion of your unit is indeed turned on. A clogged air filter can also be to blame for this problem. Checking and changing your filter once every two months or so can help you avoid these issues.

In some cases, pilot light problems can prevent your unit from producing warm air. If you suspect your pilot light is to blame for a lack of warm air, then you need to call in professionals to take a look.

2. Your Heating Unit Runs Constantly

A heating unit is designed to come on and then turn off once the right internal temperature is reached. However, if your heating unit runs constantly, you need to figure out why. Allowing a unit to run constantly can result in serious repair issues developing.

Rather than overworking your unit, you have to get to the root cause of this problem. A faulty thermostat could be to blame for this problem. Hiring professionals to replace your damaged thermostat is the only way to ensure this job is performed correctly.

3. Certain Parts of Your Home Aren’t Getting Warm

If certain parts of your home feel like they are cold when the heating unit is on, then it is up to you to figure out why. The last thing any homeowner wants is to experience uncomfortable indoor temperatures in winter. Faulty ductwork can lead to cold spots developing in a home.

If the ductwork attached to your vents comes off, warm air will fill your attic and now the rooms in your home. Replacing this faulty ductwork is a job best left to professionals. Attempting to do this work on your own can make matters much worse.

If you are dealing with one of the problems mentioned above, then it is time to contact a knowledgeable HVAC technician. 

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