5 Most Common Home Heating Problems and How to Fix Them

It’s perfectly normal to have heating problems at home, but it can be a nuisance if left unfixed. If you are struggling with regulating heat, maybe it’s time to do a clean sweep of the house for signs of these problems.

Here are the five most common heating problems and potential fixes for each one.

1) Uncleaned Filters

Uncleaned filters can lead to an increase in your energy bills, which can lead to higher costs overall. It is a good idea to clean your filters one or two times a month, but remember to check your filters before the heating season starts.

Dirty filters can lead to higher utility bills and poor air quality. The easiest way to clean your filters is to use a vacuum and go over them thoroughly. Don’t leave any dust bunnies behind.

2) Circulation Problems

Do you have a new heating system, but you’re still experiencing low temperatures? This could mean that your heating system is not circulating the air properly, and it is affecting the rooms that are farthest from the source. 

One potential fix could be to rearrange your furniture so that the heat is dispersed evenly throughout the house.

If the problem persists, you may have to call professionals to take a look at your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to see if everything is working as it should.

3) Inconsistent HVAC System Maintenance

A lot of people don’t realize that it’s important to keep up with your HVAC system maintenance. HVAC systems are expensive, and a lot of times, they are a vital part of the home in terms of overall comfort and energy savings.

When an HVAC system isn’t well taken care of, it can cause serious damage to the home, and eventually, it might need to be replaced.

It’s important to call professionals to maintain your heating system around the same time you are changing your air filters. If your HVAC system is not maintained regularly, this could damage your unit, and you will have to call professionals to fix it. This could cost you more than you bargained for.

4) Ducts Are Leaking

One thing that can be tricky about ducts is that they can get very dirty, and this can cause problems if not taken care of. Duct leaks can occur because of old seals, leaks around the duct joints, and even rust. No matter the cause of the leaks, it is best to have them checked out by experts.

It’s important to repair duct leaks if you want to increase the efficiency of your heating system. As duct leaks occur, they can cause your HVAC system to overwork, and this will cost you more money.

5) Ignition Control Problems

The ignition control is one of the most important parts of your heating system that you should always take good care of.

One of the best ways to do this is to clean the control regularly and make sure that any control contact points are clean and dry. If you have any issues with your ignition control, you will need a professional contractor to take a closer look.

Conclusion

There are a lot of factors that can affect the temperature in your home, but with this guide, you should be able to recognize these problems and fix them immediately. 


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