With cold weather still in the near future, it is important to be aware of common heating issues that can happen within your home. You need to be warm and cozy in your home, even as the weather starts to improve. If you’ve noticed any inconsistencies in your heating this winter, there could be numerous issues to blame. Understanding common heating problems can help you better evaluate the efficiency and reliability of your system.
Inconsistent Heat Cycling
Heat cycling refers to your heating system turning on and off. This system works to maintain a preset temperature throughout your home. If it is kicking on more than usual, this could be due to improper insulation that is forcing your system into overdrive. This is often reflected in high heating bills throughout the winter. This could also be caused by a malfunctioning thermostat or a dirty blower or filter that needs to be cleaned.
Inconsistent Room Temperatures
Ideally, your heating system should maintain a consistent temperature from room to room. If you notice drastic shifts in temperature, this could be a significant issue. You should start by checking for cracks or drafts that could be to blame. If you don’t notice any issues, it could be a problem with clogging in your air ducts or vents.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
If you don’t already have one, you should install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Carbon monoxide can be extremely harmful, and can often go undetected until someone gets sick. The risk of leaks is more common in systems that are 10-15 years old but can also happen in newer systems.
Turn to the Professionals
If you’ve noticed issues with your home’s heating, we can help. We can inspect your heating system, as well as areas of your home that can often cause problems. Together, we can determine the best solutions for your heating needs. Contact us with any questions or to schedule your heating inspection.