Winter Heating Concerns

Winter Heating Concerns

When the temperatures drop, you want to be certain that you can rely on your home’s heating system. Your heating system is responsible not only for your comfort but your safety as well. It is important to be as preemptive as possible when it comes to ensuring that your system can handle all of winter’s demands. There are a few concerns regarding your heating system to be especially aware of through the cold winter months. 

Lack of Heat

You may feel that your home is warm, but not quite enough. In this instance, it is important to address the situation before it gets worse. A faulty thermostat could be reading incorrectly, or not properly measuring when it needs to kick on the system or shut it off. If you have a furnace, check to make sure that the pilot light is lit. Lack of heat could be due to problems with the main burners, valves, flame sensor, or control board. If you are unsure of the cause of the issue, a professional can help evaluate the situation and offer solutions. 

Overactive Heat Cycling

Sometimes something as simple as a clogged blower or a dirty filter can cause significant issues in the quality and efficiency of your home heating system. One issue is known as heat cycling. This is when your system turns off and on more than usual, often unnecessarily. This impacts the overall effectiveness of your system and could lead to higher utility bills.

Caring for your Heating System

The last thing you want to deal with is extensive heating repair in the middle of winter. If you notice inconsistencies in how your system operates, calling a professional in can help find a solution before the matter worsens. At Hardcastle Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we understand the importance of your heating system in the winter. Contact us with any heating questions or concerns.