When winter hits, we want our home to be consistently warm and cozy. If you notice any inconsistencies in your heating, several problems could be to blame. It is helpful to understand some of the most common problems to better evaluate what might be happening to your system.
If you notice your heating system turning on and off more than usual, this is commonly referred to as heat cycling. This can often be caused by a dirty blower, a filter that needs cleaning, or a malfunctioning thermostat. When this happens, the efficiency of your system decreases, and your utility bills can rise.
You trust your system to heat all the rooms of your home. If you notice dramatic changes in temperature from room to room, there could be an issue with your heating system. It is beneficial to first explore the chiller rooms for proper insulation and any cracks or drafts that are allowing the cold air in. If there is no issue there, the problem could rest with your air ducts or vents being clogged, preventing the warm air from circulating throughout your home.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Regardless of whether your system is old or new, it is important to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. This gas can be extremely harmful and can go undetected for quite some time. These leaks are more common in systems that are 10-15 years old. Yearly inspections can help to detect any problems in your system that could allow leaks.
Dealing with Winter Heating Problems
You need to be warm during the winter months, especially within your own home. If your system is having a hard time keeping up, or you suspect a larger problem, it is important to have a professional assess the situation. At D. Rohde Heating and Plumbing, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.