The last thing you need when it is cold, is for the heating system in your Fayetteville, North Carolina home to malfunction. Some heating problems require only quick and easy fixes. Others, however, require professional service.
Furnace Won’t Start Up
If you have an oil furnace that won’t turn on, it could be a simple matter of trying the reset button, and the burner should fire up right away. Furnaces can be scary for many homeowners, so it is generally best not to experiment. Damage to a furnace can lead to problems such as carbon monoxide leaks. If the furnace doesn’t start, you could be facing bigger issues and need to schedule professional heating service.
If you are not programming your thermostat properly, it could affect heating efficiency. Programmable thermostats can make heating and cooling simple and convenient. However, if your thermostat is damaged, dirty, or old, it can affect temperatures in your home. Consider upgrading an old thermostat. If there is a problem with your thermostat, your HVAC technician can identify problems and make necessary repairs during a routine maintenance visit.
A clogged air filter can also affect the heating efficiency of your furnace. Thankfully, it is easy to take care of this problem yourself. All you have to do is replace air filters at least once a month to make sure the air flows freely through the system’s ducts. If you spot a lot of debris around any vents, make sure to vacuum them regularly as well.
Blocked or Leaky Ducts
If your home’s airflow seems restricted, make sure all room registers are open. Examine the ductwork that you can access, looking for any gaps or sources of leaks. Your HVAC technician will be able to inspect areas that you cannot see or access. Air loss from ducts affects comfort and also results in energy waste.
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