With the low wintertime temperatures, one of the most stressful things you can wake up to is the discovery that your home’s heating system is on the fritz. As your prime source for heater installation in Langhorne, PA, B&B Mechanical is there if you ever experience any problems with your home’s heating.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for these all-too-common winter heating issues.
- Cycling heat
If you see your heater frequently clicking on and off, this might be a sign of trouble. If your heater cycles on and off too quickly, it can waste unnecessary energy and cause wear and tear to the system parts. This issue is often caused by a dirty or clogged filter, resulting in restricted airflow to your home. A faulty thermostat can cause your heat to cycle as well. If you’re not able to troubleshoot your heating system on your own, call one of our HVAC experts to inspect and repair your system.
- Loss of heat
One of the most frequent heating issues during the winter is a sudden loss or lack of heating. If the air in your home isn’t getting warmer no matter how much you try turning up the heat, you may have a problem with your heat pump due to the winter weather. You could also have a compressor issue or a leak in one of the air ducts. To discover the culprit, call an HVAC technician to inspect your system. If you notice inconsistent heating among the rooms of your house, this might be an insulation issue. Check for leaks and cracks around your windows and doors and seal any you might find.
- Restricted airflow
Most homeowners use their heating system more often in the winter. However, due to extended use, more debris and dust begins to accumulate in the heating system. This can restrict the airflow in your air ducts and vents. Make sure to clean or change your air filter regularly, as a clogged filter can aggravate airflow problems. For the most thorough cleaning, call one of our HVAC professionals to come and perform a cleaning.