We at Action Heating and Air Conditioning know that it is important that your heating system works properly during these winter months. We want to share this information with our customers and friendly to hopefully help your home stay nice and warm until we arrive at next Spring.
Winter Heating and The Challenges it Brings
Winter brings along not only bone-chilling cold, but also heating issues which are a big hurdle in staying warm in the season. But winter heating problems are not a life crisis – you can easily take care of them and even prevent them if you take appropriate measures to ensure that your HVAC system is in good working condition and to regulate its proper functioning. Some of the common HVAC issues encountered during winter include:
1. Heat Loss
If you experience a sudden loss of heat, then you have to check a few things. First, make sure that enough power is going to your furnace by checking your fuse box. If that is fine, then check if your ignition system and pilot lights are in working order. If that is a case, please call us at Action Heating and Air Conditioning to help, because you will not be able to fix this issue on your own.
2. Frozen Plumbing
Pipes and coils can freeze in winter if the temperatures drop to severity and thus will not function properly. Heating systems such as radiators and water heaters will not be able to work as water inside the pipes will be frozen and their water supply will be disrupted. Frozen pipes can also burst due to the pressure buildup, so please a professional before things get out of hands.
3. Gas Issues
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. Being both tasteless and odorless, it is very difficult to detect CO leaks which can occur as a consequence of rusted or broken heaters. If the heat exchanger within the heater is damaged or cracked, the CO gas can leak out into your home. Always be prepared for such cases and maintain a path of exit for the gas through chimneys and top-range vents. Make sure that none of your vents are blocked to avoid any dangers.
4. Grimy Filters
Make a habit of cleaning your heat filters because they often get clogged by dust, debris and other such particles due to overuse. The clogging of the filter causes blockage of air flow and reduces the warmth and temperature in your home. So, whenever you feel that your home is not warm enough, make sure to check the filters and replace them with clean ones (or clean the existing ones if applicable). Also, check the fans and motor to ensure that they are working properly when you tend to the filter.
5. Unsteady Temperatures and Air Flow
The most common reason behind inconsistent temperatures and a cold house (with a running furnace) are drafts through improper insulations in doors and windows. Always insulate and seal your doors and windows at the onset of winter and you will be carefree for the rest of the season if there are no major issues. If you have problems with air flow, adjust your vents and check your filters. If the problem remains unsolved, seek help from a professional for HVAC services.
Contact Us Today For A Solution To Your Winter Heating Issues
If you are experiencing any of the above problems with winter heating or any additional ones, don’t hesitate to contact us at Action Heating and Air Conditioning, our friendly staff will do our best to set appointment as soon as possible. Call us at 251-281-2520 and we will take care of your problem immediately.