Your heating system keeps you warm, but there’s no such thing as a repair or maintenance-free HVAC system. When something goes wrong, you can either sit in the cold or do something about. Fortunately, you’re not the first to experience issues with your system. With winter weather still rolling into Denver and the surrounding areas, you may need to turn that heat back on in the next few weeks.
Let’s learn about five of the most common heating issues and what can be done about it, so you aren’t freezing when the temperatures drop.
5 of the Most Common Heating Issues You’ll Face at Home
Leaky ducts mean your treated air is falling out of the system before it reaches its intended destination. Leaky ducts cause drafts, cold spots, and a less efficient system. Homeowners can tape areas that they know cause leaks, but if you want the most efficient system, you’ll need an energy audit by your local HVAC company.
Cycling is when a heating system continuously shuts on and off. System cycling can be caused by thermostat malfunctions, clogged air filters, and much more. Cycling puts stress on your system and can cause a breakdown – try to remedy it as soon as you can. If you can turn off your furnace for the time being until we come out and look, that’s the best bet you won’t cause more harm to your system.
Pilot Won’t Stay Lit
A pilot light that won’t stay lit can be a huge headache. You can re-light the pilot yourself but if it’s a reoccurring problem you should allow a professional to look. Messing with your pilot system is dangerous and could mess up your entire system. This is when you need to call Front Range HVAC to come out and inspect your unit.
No Warm Air
If your heating system is on but not blowing warm air, there are several issues that could be at play. Your thermostat might be on the wrong setting, your pilot might not be lit, or blowers could be malfunctioning. You can use online resources to troubleshoot common fixes, but if those don’t work, you will likely need our HVAC technicians to diagnose and repair the issue.
Does your heating system hum, rumble, bang, or otherwise make lots of noise? It shouldn’t. A heating system making abnormal noises is the system telling you it’s on the brink of a breakdown and issues need to be addressed. If you hear new noises or if your system makes a racket, have it checked on by a pro immediately.
The modern heating system is a thing of beauty, but like any appliance or system it can break down and have issues. It needs to be properly maintained, cleaned, and repaired when needed by the professionals.
If you’re experiencing any of these five issues or if something isn’t right – reach out to us right away. A well-maintained system will save you money and keep you comfortable, so get your heating issues taken care of for a cozy and efficiently heated home.