Home heating problems is an issue that may not be totally avoided and can happen from time to time. Unfortunately, even homes that are religiously visited by an HVAC technician can still encounter this issue since there are elements that cannot be controlled. However a regular routine maintenance and repair, definitely nips issues in the bud, and prevents major and expensive HVAC repairs.
Home improvement website Family Handyman came up with a list of what homeowners can check before calling for professional Heating Repair service. One of the main areas to check according to them is the thermostat.
“Before you assume you have a furnace problem, do some furnace troubleshooting and check the thermostat to make sure it’s actually telling the furnace to come on. Thermostats, especially programmable ones, can be complicated, and the more options a thermostat has, the more that can go wrong.”
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The most common and most noticeable home heating issue is the furnace not blowing cold air. The website DoItYourself.com says this issue could be rooting from a dirty air filter or a leaking ductwork. Plumbing Association of San Diego http://www.phccsd.org/
“If a dirty air filter doesn’t seem to be the culprit, the next place to look is in the ductwork. Leaky ductwork is a problem that’s nearly invisible, but this is where it would rear its ugly head. To check on whether you are experiencing the issue, go into your attic or crawl space and check for leaks by walking next to your ductwork. If you feel any blowing air, it’s an indication that you have a leak and you should seal it off accordingly. If that still doesn’t seem to be the issue, you’ll need to check your pilot light.”
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Home improvement website Bobvila.com also mentioned several possible home heating issues and what to do about it. In the blog post, the author mentioned that if the filter is fine and the thermostat is working properly, another area to check is the breaker. A/C And HVAC
“Go to your home’s breaker panel and look for the circuit that controls the furnace. You’re looking to see whether it’s thrown to the ‘Off’ position, or whether it’s in the middle. (In some panels the switch shows red.) Some electricians do a poor job of labeling—or correctly labeling—appliances in the house. Don’t see the furnace listed? ‘You’re looking for the one switch that seems in a different position from all the others,’ says Bonner. ‘To fix it, throw it all the way off, then back on.’”
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A full-blown home heating problem can be avoided with regular HVAC maintenance checks. Schedule with your HVAC technician today.