When to Contact a Home Heating Company
Whether fueled by oil or gas, your heating system likely represents one of the biggest investments in your home. No matter how well maintained it might be, it’s bound to give you the occasional headache, especially if it’s getting up there in years.
Sometimes, the problem is a quick and easy fix – one that you may be able to troubleshoot on your own. But what happens when a quick-fix doesn’t get it done? That’s when you need the knowledge and expertise of a licensed HVAC professional.
Here are some of the most common heating system problems that should be handled by a qualified heating technician.
Pilot light or ignition problems
A pilot light or ignition switch that frequently goes out (or shuts down) may be caused by clogs, a faulty thermocouple, or faulty electrical wiring. This is not something you want to tackle yourself.
Is your furnace operational but your home is not maintaining the desired temp? The problem might be with the thermostat. A faulty thermostat will fail to send the proper signal to your furnace and result in inconsistent or no heat.
Cracks, gaps, broken seals, and poor insulation can all allow conditioned air to escape through your ducts, resulting in inconsistent temps and higher heating costs. Have your ductwork inspected and properly sealed or insulated once a year.
The only thing that should be going snap, crackle, or pop is your morning cereal. If you hear anything resembling those sounds coming from your furnace, it could point to a clogged burner or to mechanical or airflow issues. This is another job for a licensed and experienced pro.
Warm and cold spots
Does one room or area of your house feel perfectly comfortable while another feels more like an ice castle? You might have a problem with the airflow, which can be balanced and corrected by a heating specialist.
What do these and other heating system problems have in common? Each can be accurately diagnosed and corrected by the heating and cooling pros at Correct Temp. To help prevent problems in the first place, contact us today to schedule annual preventive maintenance – it’s just about the best investment you can make in improved indoor comfort.