Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has a tendency to get very cold in the winter, as residents well know. When you’re running your heating system all day and night, don’t be surprised if you encounter at least one of these four home heating issues. Fortunately, some have easy fixes, while for others you may need to call in a technician.
Dirty Air Filters
It’s important to check your air filters regularly, and this is especially true during the peak season. Dirty air filters can disrupt the air flow, causing heaters to turn off and on after heating up too quickly, and negatively affect your indoor air quality. Consider changing your air filters once a month to ensure that plenty of clean air is able to pass through and heat your home efficiently.
Loss of Heat
One of the major heating issues homeowners experience during the winter is a sudden loss of heat. Sometimes, only a simple solution is required, such as replacing the batteries in your thermostat or resetting a breaker. When the answer isn’t that simple, it’s best to have a certified technician check for bigger issues.
A common problem for homeowners is inconsistent heating among different rooms in the house. If you notice a similar situation in your home, first check each room to make sure that every air vent is open. If the problem persists even after all of the vents have been opened, the cause could be dirty coils or a filter that needs replaced.
Door and Window Drafts
Doors and windows tend to leak air during the cold winter months. Check your doors and windows to see if you feel any drafts, and if you do, weatherize the affected seals. Remember that cold air coming into your home also means that warm air is leaving. If you have concerns about whether your home is leaking air, a professional energy audit can tell you if and where you are losing energy in your home.
Luckily, some of these issues can be solved through simple DIY tasks. For the rest, call (215) 638-1800 to have one of the experts at Custom Aire check out the problem in person.
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