Common Heating Problems and How to Fix Them

Common Heating Problems and How to Fix Them

Your heating system is just one of the many modern conveniences that keep your home comfortable, warm, and safe when the temperature starts to fall. Heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, and thermostats are all heavily depended upon, especially during the dead of winter. However, even the most reliable heating systems break down or need to be replaced eventually. When there’s an issue with your heating, it can be intimidating and even a bit scary to deal with if you have no idea what to do. You’ll be better off in the long run though if you’re able to recognize just a few of the most common problems that can affect your heating system. 

Thermostat Issues
Issues with a thermostat are a pretty common heating issue and there are multiple reasons why the thermostat could be malfunctioning. If the thermostat isn’t turning on, there could be an issue with the power source or there could be wiring issues. Check any connections that you can see to determine if there’s sufficient power and that nothing is loose.

Heat Isn’t Working or Doesn’t Last Very Long
If you notice that your furnace or boiler isn’t turning on when you turn up the heat or that the heat doesn’t stay on for very long, there could be a problem with the airflow. Poor airflow is typically caused by a clogged filter or inadequate venting. You can easily replace your air filters, but if there’s an issue with the vents, that will require the assistance of a heating contractor.

Cold Air is Blowing Instead of Hot
The last thing you want when it’s cold outside is for cold air to be blowing from your heating system instead of warm air. If you have a furnace, a likely reason would be due to low fuel. Some furnaces use natural gas or other refillable sources of fuel to generate heat. If your furnace uses gas or propane as a fuel source, check the supply and see if you need a refill, or reach out to your utility provider for more information.

If you’re not comfortable with addressing a heating issue on your own, you can always rely on the heating experts at GreenCity Heating and Air Conditioning! We offer heating solutions that won’t let you down in Kent, WA, and the greater King County area. Whether you are in desperate need of a furnace replacement or if you’re interested in saving money by switching to a more energy-efficient heat pump, we’ve got everything you need to keep safe and warm all winter long. Call us today at (206) 249-9772 and get a heating quote now!

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