Common HVAC Issues In Winter
Having to layer on winter wear even while at home is less than ideal. Homeowners want their homes to be cozy and comfy through the winter season. You also want to ensure that your home is comfortable enough when guests visit during the festive season. Here are some common heating issues that can occur in winter, and how you can deal with them:
Clogged heater filters
When the heater in your home is overused, its filters get clogged with dust, dirt, and debris. This hinders the airflow and reduces the warmth in your home. Have the filters cleaned, or have them replaced if they appear bent or discolored.
The thermostat allows homeowners to adjust the temperature levels in their home. A broken thermostat won’t signal the required change in temperature to the furnace. Likewise, it also won’t correctly measure the temperature indoors. A professional can repair faulty wiring and even replace the thermostat, if required.
Faulty pilot light
Some heaters will only fully ignite when the pilot light is on. Issues with the pilot light mean that your home won’t be adequately heated. If the pilot light doesn’t turn on, it could be due to a dirty or damaged flame sensor. Have a professional inspect the system to determine and fix the issue.
Carbon monoxide leaks
Homeowners do their best to keep their home safe and comfortable during winter. But they might not know the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) leaks that are possible in their home. CO is a poisonous gas that’s released when fuel is burnt by vehicles, stoves, fireplaces, or even furnaces. This builds up indoors and is a hazard. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, upset stomach, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, and confusion. Breathing in high amounts of CO can make you pass out and can also be fatal.
Since CO is odorless and colorless, it’s impossible to detect. CO leaks occur when there’s a crack in the heat exchanger of the heater. Have CO sensors installed in your home to alert you of any leaks. Make sure you home is well ventilated to prevent co buildup indoors.
Florida Breeze Air And Heat is a trustworthy local heating repair service in Melbourne that serves clients in Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Brevard County. Our team of experts provide heating and cooling installation, repairs, and maintenance services. You can also buy heating and cooling systems from leading brands like Bryant, York, Carrier, Amana, etc. from us. Get a quote or call (321) 951 8767 for more information about our services.