Having central heating and air is a great asset to your home, but just like anything else it can have it’s up and downs. One of the best ways to ensure that your heating system is always working at it’s best is to be aware of some common problems. If you know what to look out for, you can get the issue corrected before it becomes something bigger.
Where Is The Heat?
The biggest problem is when you turn on the heating system and no heat is generated. This doesn’t mean that the whole system is broken, but that one piece or issue needs attention. Check the furnace, pilot light, gas supply line, and thermostat. If the system won’t turn on after checking each piece, then you may want to call a professional.
Close, But No Cigar
There is heat coming out of the vents, but the heating system is not performing the way it should be. Check your ductwork for cracks, slits, and holes that air could be leaking out of. Air leaks can cause your system to overwork itself as it tries to reach the desired temperature; costing you extra money in utility bills.
Highest Highs & Lowest Lows
One minute your home is freezing — the next it is intensely hot. Your thermostat might be to blame for this. A defective thermostat can misread the actual temperature of the room causing the heating system to heat more than it should, or not turn on when it needs to. Installing a newer thermostat with programmable features will help you set a desired and accurate temperature.
A central heating system that is malfunctioning can be a miserable experience, especially in the winter. It is best to perform routine maintenance on your heating system and have it serviced while it is operating without problems. Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling recommends that every heating system should be serviced before winter begins to avoid having it break down in the middle of winter. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.