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Common Winter HVAC Problems

Winter brings lower and sometimes extreme temperature changes, all while we want to be cozy in our homes with our families and four-legged friends.

Identify these common winter problems and have a qualified HVAC technician address them so you can stay cuddled up all winter long.

Inconsistent Room Temperature

It’s difficult to get comfortable if the temperature keeps changing in your home. This could be due to a draft, which is fixable by sealing leaky windows or doors and updating insulation. This issue could also be due to unbalanced airflow which can be resolved by adjusting the air vents. If the temperature still remains unreliable, ask your HVAC technician to inspect your coils or filters during your winter tune-up.

Heat Cycling

Your heat turns off, then on, then off again, constantly cycling. This is a sign of an issue inside your system. It is potentially a malfunctioning part in your heater or a faulty thermostat. This cycling can lead to increased utility bill or an even more expensive issue so contact an HVAC technician for peace of mind.

Dirty Air Filters

Your heating and air conditioning system uses air filters to remove dust and other particles from your home’s air. This means that your system will collect debris and form clogs if the filters are not replaced regularly. Your HVAC technician can replace your filters and clear any build-up surrounding the area, which will allow your system to perform normally.

Carbon Monoxide Leak

You do everything you can to keep your home safe and comfortable during each season. But you may not realize the potential danger of carbon monoxide. This gas is poisonous and it’s both odorless and tasteless, making it difficult to detect. Many carbon monoxide leaks arise because of damaged or rusted heaters.

Inspect the heat exchange for any defects. Also, check for adequate ventilation. Any blocked vents can prevent carbon monoxide from exiting the home.

If you continue to experience inconsistent heating in your home contact a trusted local HVAC company like H. A. Sun Heating & Cooling to come and take a look. Trained HVAC technicians will be able identify small problems before they become big repairs – or possible dangers.

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