During the winter, heating problems in your High Point, North Carolina, home can increase energy bills and cause expensive repairs. This makes it essential to know the common heating problems that occur during winter so you can get professional assistance. Here we discuss four winter heating problems.
Short cycling is when your heater turns on and off frequently. This problem may result from dirty or clogged filters, a grimy blower, or a faulty thermostat. Short cycling reduces the performance and efficiency of your heating unit and can raise your energy bills. Call a professional heating technician to check your system immediately.
Lack of Heat
If your heating system produces no heat, it can be because of a number of problems. The cold weather might reduce the performance of your heat pump. If you use a furnace, check that the pilot light is working. If left uncorrected, the problem can lead to bigger and more expensive repairs. Whatever the case, call a professional to check the problem immediately to restore warmth to your home.
Your home might experience inconsistent heating if some parts are leaking hot air. The problem can be from clogged vents or separations in some air ducts. Excessively dirty air filters and coils can also make parts of the home cold during winter. Sometimes, the problem might be from the air handlers that circulate conditioned air throughout the home. Contact a professional to diagnose the inconsistent heating.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
If your heat exchanger is cracked, it can leak carbon monoxide into your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless byproduct of the combustion process, but the gas is lethal and can be poisonous in concentrated amounts. Leave your home immediately if you detect a carbon monoxide leak and call an HVAC repair technician for an emergency repair. If your system burns any type of fossil fuel, you should have carbon monoxide alarms installed throughout your home. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can be all-in-one.
At Air Treatment Inc., we are committed to providing professional heat pump repair and installation services. Call us today at 336-740-9895.
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