There are few better feelings than walking into a warm home in the middle of winter. Outside the wind is blowing, the grey skies lingering and the cold air is biting at any part of you that’s uncovered. But inside there’s a familiar and warm embrace every time you walk through the front door.
At Roland Black Heating and Cooling, our team of expert heating and cooling technicians has seen what it’s like when this warm embrace gives you the cold shoulder. When your furnace stops working in the middle of winter, the first thing you should do is make an appointment with the team at Roland Black by calling 980-269-0790!
Our team has decades of experience and we’ve learned that there are often 5 common problems with heating systems in the winter months.
1. Dirty Filters
You may notice that some rooms never seem to get as warm as others no matter what you try. This could be due to dirty and clogged filters preventing the airflow. Luckily, this is a simple fix— once you’ve cleaned out or replaced your filters, you should notice a difference in the temperature of those once cold rooms.
2. Thermostat Trouble
It’s important to keep an eye on your thermostat this time of year. If it is turning on and off frequently, not turning on at all or not staying at the temperature you set, it could be an indicator of a greater problem. Monitor the situation and give the team at Roland Black a call to take a deeper look at your home’s thermostat and HVAC system.
3. Frozen Pipes
The temperatures are dropping and this means there is a chance for the pipes and coils on your home’s heating and cooling system to freeze. Frozen pipes can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing and heating and cooling systems. It’s important to keep any ice off of the HVAC system’s pipes and coils to not only help with the temperature inside your home but also to avoid any pressure build-up. If you aren’t sure how to keep your pipes from freezing or the best way to remove any ice, give the team at Roland Black a call.
4. Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Another frequent furnace problem is carbon monoxide leaks. Homeowners should use carbon monoxide detectors to know if there is a leak as carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. The Roland Black team is trained and equipped to check for carbon monoxide leaks and ensure that your home’s heating and cooling system is safe.
5. Pilot Light Problems
Your furnace’s pilot light is a good indicator of how well your system is working. The flame should be a strong, steady, flame that is lit continually. If not, if your pilot light is weak, flickering or not on at all, it could be signs of a greater problem. It may be that the sensor is malfunctioning, needs to be cleaned or even replaced. If your furnace’s pilot light is having problems this winter, book an appointment with the team at Roland Black Heating and Cooling.
Preventative maintenance can help to find these problems before they become problems. But no matter what you encounter with your home’s heating and cooling system this winter, the Roland Black team is ready to help. You can book an appointment by calling 980-269-0790!