With over 10,000 projects completed and a fantastic warranty to back up the experience, Select Home Improvements can confidently say we have seen many heating problems. Because we want our homeowners to have peace of mind, we will point out a few heating malfunction problems and will also mention some solutions.
When homeowners go through their regular list of home maintenance gas heather or furnace heater is never really what pops into their minds first. Just because you cannot see it, it does not mean it should not be on the top of the list. As a result of irregular maintenance, your home can experience reduced comfort, frequent repairs, and even premature replacement. Not to mention higher energy bills. If you want to take full advantage of your heating and cooling system, schedule regular maintenance visits from your local heating professional.
Ignition control problems or pilot light.
There are two types of ignition types installed in modern heating systems: There is an intermittent pilot or a hot surface ignition. There are many mechanical failures that are possible with these systems. Among them is the furnace ignition control trouble, which will cause heating to fluctuate or no heat at all in your home. As a solution, Select Home Improvement has adequate residential heating services for you.
Clogged or dirty filters.
If the filter on your heating system is clogged, it will not allow the appliance to work correctly. It may cause it to work twice as hard to spread the heat throughout your home, and that may be damaging the air quality indoors. A dirty filter may also alter the fans by blowing the limit switch. This problem is easily prevented. Just make sure to change your filters monthly.
Tip: If in your home with hair excess, you have pets, smoke, and other allergens and pathogens, you may want to replace the filter frequently to enjoy the highest quality of indoor air.
Low circulation and airflow.
Aging and broken systems can cause your home’s airflow to fluctuate or fail. This may be because of worn-out fan motors, bearings, belts, and ducts. Failure to give maintenance to these elements may cause the heating system to overheat and need replacement.
Overrun heat pump.
Your surroundings may be causing your heat pump to overrun. Designed to keep your home at a consistent, comfortable climate lever heat pumps will work to achieve those levels every time. If your home does not experience warm heating temperatures even though the heating pump is running, it may be because of undersized equipment or ductwork, bad reversing or compressor valves, or low refrigerant. Give the professionals a call.
A malfunctioning thermostat.
Smart or regular thermostat, it does not matter. All thermostats can glitch once in a while. This maybe be because of low or no battery, wrong setting configuration and incorrect read of temperatures. It can also be that it is not the correct thermostat for your HVAC system. All these glitches can cause heat level fluctuation, low comfort levels, and other heating issues.
Tip: Programmable thermostat is recommended and can bring a lot of comfort to your home. Ask one of our experts which thermostat is best for you.
This costly issue is invisible and hard to detect but can cause homeowners a lot if it’s not resolved promptly. Walk around the ductwork in the attic and check for leaks, feeling for blowing air. If there is a leak, you may want to seal it to achieve higher energy efficiency levels, more even heating, better air quality, and “backdraft” protection.
A moldy furnace.
Poor insulation or messy ductwork can result in moisture buildup, which is the perfect environment for mold growth. It is vital that as soon as you smell anything funky when you turn on your heating system to contact a professional to check and clean your HVAC system if needed.
Run out of fuel.
Even if you have electric, oil, or gas furnace, the heating system will require sufficient fuel to be able to run correctly. If the fuel is running out or is unable to power up the appliance efficiently, then the heating system will not perform flawlessly. As a result of low to no fuel, you will experience cold air, fumes, odors, and more heating problems.
Skyrocketing energy bills.
It is common when you do have a heat pump. Although energy bills are commonly higher during the colder season, an unexpected spike could be the result of issues that can be easily fixed. Such as dirty or clogged air filter. Or could also escalate a little due to a refrigerant leak. There might be some more severe issues, such as a broken compressor.
These are the most common heater glitches a homeowner can encounter during the winter season. If you would like to put a stop to these issues, contact Select Home Improvement to go over the problems and suggest the right solutions for you without breaking your bank.