Now that the weather has turned cold in Davidson, North Carolina, your heater may be in heavy usage. By now, you may have experienced some problems connected to your heating system. Below are three common winter heating problems you need to look out for as well as tips for addressing them.
Dry Air in Your Home
Heating your home generally removes moisture from the air inside. Dry air can feel uncomfortable, especially for those who suffer from sensitive skin because they may experience itchiness. Dry air also causes any woodwork in your home to crack. A humidifier can help by adding moisture to your air. It has an added effect of limiting the spread of viruses within your home.
Short cycling is when your heater keeps turning on and off before it completes a full cycle. This lowers the efficiency of your HVAC system, which leads to higher utility bills. Possible causes of short cycling include a dirty blower, a dirty filter, or a malfunctioning thermostat. It’s best to call in a professional who can easily pinpoint the problem and address it.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Carbon monoxide is a hazardous gas that can leak into your home through a furnace. This is one of the main reasons for scheduling annual inspections and system maintenance. If you ever smell gas in your home, you’ll call a service technician. However, you can’t easily detect carbon monoxide. Therefore, it’s recommended that you have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. If the alarm goes off, get professionals in immediately. Most gas leaks only occur in furnaces that are over 10 years old, but take precautions.
If you’re experiencing any of these heating system problems, don’t hesitate to call Bradham Brothers, Inc. at (704) 912-1456. Our team of certified experts will inspect and service your heating system.
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