Save your system from the following winter HVAC problems
With winter weather already here, it’s important to keep your home or business cozy throughout the season. However, it’s at the worst possible time that many people realize that there’s some sort of problem with their HVAC system. Whether it’s a clogged filter or something serious, the middle of winter isn’t the time to find out that your furnace doesn’t work. Furthermore, it can be difficult to know when there’s actually a problem that you need to be concerned about. Here are a few of the most common winter HVAC problems and what you can do to prevent them at your Edwardsville, IL home!
Have you noticed that the air inside your home gets drier during the winter? That’s because you have your furnace running full blast to keep up with plunging temperatures. To solve this problem, have your HVAC technician install a humidifier in your home that will add moisture to the air for a more comfortable home.
This could happen at any time of the year, but it’s easy to forget about changing your filter in the winter time and the bustle of the holiday season. A clogged filter makes your system work harder and causes your unit and ductwork to accumulate dust, allergens, and more. This could cause respiratory issues, sickness, and other problems. Additionally, a system that works hard is more prone to breakdowns. So, change that filter and keep your system in tip-top shape for peak season!
Have you noticed that some rooms are cooler than others, even with the furnace running? It could be due to drafty areas created by holes and gaps around windows and doors. The drafty areas will cause your home to be colder in certain areas, and it will cause your system to run more often to compensate for the cold air that’s getting in. Seal doors and windows to eliminate drafty areas and uneven temperatures.
‘Cycling’ means that the furnace keeps turning on and off, over and over again, in shorter increments of time than usual. This could be due to a variety of things including a clogged air filter, a faulty thermostat or problems with a thermocouple. It’s important to have this problem looked at by a professional as ignoring it can cause serious problems for your system.
It’s important to note that this problem can also be caused by unusually cold temperatures. If you notice your system running more during an extreme cold snap, there’s probably nothing that you can do about it.