Now that winter has officially arrived, homeowners across the state are dealing with a variety of issues as they use their heating systems for the first few times. With that said, the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling wants to share some common winter heating issues that most homeowners will be faced with this winter.
COMMON WINTER HEATING ISSUES
Heat Cycling – Does your heating system suffer with heat cycling, which is when the system turns itself on and off quite frequently? When heat cycling occurs the efficiency of your system is minimized and will ultimately have a noticeable impact on your utility bills and costs. Performing routine annual maintenance and inspection services on your system provides technicians with the opportunity to detect and identify small problems that are the root source of your system’s heat cycling and your high energy bills. More times than not, heat cycling is the result of a malfunctioning thermostat or a dirty system blower. If you are experiencing heat cycling with your heating system, be sure to reach out to the dedicated team of professionals here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling today.
Dry Air – Winter temperatures and winter months cause dry air, which, in time, causes your skin to dry out as well. If your home and family are suffering from dry air generated by your heating system, then the time is now to invest in a humidifier that will easily add water into your home’s air and atmosphere. Dry air also reduces the efficiency of your heating system because it typically does not hold much heat at all and, therefore, forces your furnace to run longer and more frequently and work a whole lot harder.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks – Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous gas that can easily leak into your home’s living space through your furnace. No matter how old or new your furnace may be, there is a good chance you have some kind of a gas leak. The most effective way of preventing carbon monoxide leaks in your home is to purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors which are designed to set off alarms to alert you of any gas leaks. These types of gas leaks can be avoided or resolved when you engage in routine annual maintenance and inspections of your heating system.
Inconsistent, Unstable Heating – Yet another common issue many homeowners face with their heating systems is that their homes are not properly heated throughout. One room in the house may be overly warm, while another is near to freezing. This is inconsistent heating and typically indicates an insulation problem in your home or is a surefire indicator that there are multiple holes and spaces around the doors and windows of your home. Our team of professionals highly recommend you invest in weather stripping to seal up any holes or cracks that are allowing cold air in and heat out and be sure you have adequate insulation throughout the home. Often times inconsistent, unstable heating can be attributed to dirty coils or dirty filters on your system.
Oh No, There’s Cold Air Blowing – It is important that homeowners have a furnace that is able to handle the heating demands of your home and family. Inefficient heating, or constant cold air blowing, can certainly be a major problem. Many times, your furnace will blow cold air because the filter is extremely dirty and the airflow is blocked. Contact one of our technicians who will come out and inspect your system to identify the source of the problem and provide you with effective and efficient solutions.
If you are faced with heating problems in your home, then look no further than the highly skilled and experienced HVAC technicians and specialists here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling. Our team of dedicated professionals stands ready to meet your every need and are steadfast in providing our valued clients with only the highest quality heating and cooling products and services this side of Nashville.
To schedule your annual maintenance and inspection, or if you are in need of any other heating repairs or services this winter, be sure to reach out to our dedicated team today. With the new year upon us, the folks here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling want to send along wishes to all our valued clients for a safe and Happy New Year!!