There’s no denying it now. Cold weather is on the way, and if the Farmer’s Almanac is to be believed, this winter will be a particularly cold, snowy one. A properly working heater is going to be a necessity in your home this fall and winter season. Knowing how to troubleshoot for any problems that you may encounter is important! While some problems will require you to call an expert anyway, there are some things (such as changing a filter) that you can do on your own to improve the flow of heat in your Baltimore home.
What are the Most Common Heating Problems?
Lack of maintenance can be a big problem for your furnace. There may not be anything wrong with your furnace, but it may still need a tune up. If your electric bill is higher than you would like or your furnace isn’t blowing hot air, you may need to have someone come in to take care of your furnace and make sure that everything is up to date and taken care of.
The furnace pilot light can also be a problem. If the pilot light isn’t lighting consistently, you may only be getting heat sometimes, or not at all. The fix usually doesn’t require much, but you will need a maintenance tech to come out and take care of it. We advise against turning furnace maintenance into a DIY project – dealing with heat and fire can obviously be dangerous.
Maintaining your filter is more important than you think. Poorly maintained air filters can result in low air quality in your home, which can result in illness or allergy problems. Additionally, a clogged filter may cause your heater to blow out less-than-hot air or even cause problems with the fans or ducts. One of the few things that we recommend doing on your own is changing the filter. It’s a simple and quick fix that won’t cost you much.
What to Do if You’re Having Heating Problems
For big issues such as a pilot light that won’t work or a broken thermostat, it’s best to call in the professionals. They’ll be able to diagnose the problem and let you know if there’s more to it than you originally thought. Moreover, it’s a good idea to have a professional perform routine maintenance on your HVAC until at least twice per year anyway.
If you have any questions about HVAC maintenance, heating problems, or wish to schedule an appointment, call us at (410)-902-0020. You can also use our online contact form. You will be contacted by a member of our support staff within 24 business hours.
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Source: All Weather Heat & Cool