Learn More About Your HVAC System
Your home’s heating system keeps you warm and comfortable on chilly nights and throughout the winter season. Unfortunately, no matter what type of heating system your home uses, whether a furnace, heat pump, or mini-split, sometimes issues may arise that cause your home’s heating to stop working. The last thing you want is for your heating system to fail in the middle of winter and leave your family in the cold. To help keep your home nice and toasty this winter, be on the lookout for the following common home heating system issues.
Your heating system is activated and deactivated by a thermostat. Thus, any issue or malfunction with a thermostat can cause the heating system to run at the wrong time or temperature or stop working altogether. Relative to other HVAC system components, thermostats rarely need maintenance; however, every thermostat will require some repairs eventually. Just double-check that the thermostat is programmed correctly and set to heat mode before calling an HVAC professional for repairs.
Lack Of Maintenance
Just like a vehicle, HVAC systems require proper care and maintenance to run well and avoid breakdowns. Here at Gordon’s Heating & Air, we offer a heating maintenance program designed to save members money now and in the future, keeping their home heating system in tip-top shape. As part of a checkup, our service technicians inspect and clean dirty filters and coils that may cause performance problems and reduce efficiency. Furthermore, they ensure that every system operates properly, so you don’t have any surprises when you need heating. Contact us today to schedule heating maintenance or repair services!
Before scheduling heating system repairs, double-check that the circuit breaker’s heater fuse hasn’t blown or tripped. In the event of a power surge, these fuses protect the HVAC system and keep the heater from expensive internal damage, but when tripped, the heater cannot receive power. Replacing fuses is a relatively simple, quick, and inexpensive process, so remembering to check the circuit breaker could potentially save homeowners a lot of time and money.
Dirty Air Filter
Our HVAC technicians often find that clogged, dirty filters are the most common culprits for heating system issues. As dust and other debris gradually build up on an air filter, airflow to the heater becomes restricted, reducing overall system efficiency. Beyond impacting the efficiency of a heater, dirty air filters can also cause the heating system’s internal components to become damaged, reducing the lifespan of your unit. In order to keep their heating systems running smoothly, we recommend homeowners should either change or clean the filters once a month.