Cold winter weather can be a major headache for homeowners when their heating system malfunctions. Thankfully, most common heating problems are easy to spot and can usually be fixed with little DIY know-how. By understanding these heating problems, you can act and fix them before they become costly repairs.
If your furnace isn’t producing any heat at all, the first thing you should do is check the thermostat. Ensure that it is set to “Heat” rather than “Cool” and that it is set above room temperature. If your thermostat is working correctly, but there’s still no heat, try resetting your furnace by flipping the breaker switch off and then back on again. If that doesn’t work, check your filter; if it’s clogged or dirty, replace it with a clean one. Lastly, ensure that nothing is blocking the air vents in your home, as this could prevent air from flowing freely through your system.
If some rooms in your house feel colder than others, the problem likely lies in either poor insulation or airflow issues. Poor insulation could mean that warm air isn’t trapped inside the walls of the colder rooms, while airflow issues could indicate that vents are blocked or closed off. To address these issues, investigate installing additional insulation material such as spray foam insulation or fiberglass batt insulation, and make sure all your vents are open throughout your home. Additionally, consider having an expert from Roy’s conduct an energy audit to pinpoint where air leakage may occur so you can remedy it quickly and efficiently.
High Energy Bills
If you’re noticing high energy bills during wintertime despite not using more energy than usual, then there could be an issue with your furnace itself. A furnace running on low efficiency will use more power than necessary, leading to higher monthly bills. To increase efficiency levels, check for any drafts around doors and windows, as these can lead to hot air escaping from your home. It would be best if you also had a professional inspect and service your equipment annually so they can determine whether any parts need replacing, or repairs are necessary to maximize efficiency levels over time.
Keeping your home warm during the winter can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. By being aware of common heating problems, you can take the necessary steps to identify and fix them before they become significant issues. And if all else fails, Just Call Roy’s today at 716-218-1106. Our team of heating professionals will diagnose what is wrong with your system, and provide you with options for improvement. Just Call Roy’s Today, and we’ll take the worry away.