- January 28, 2018
Picture it: You just settled in for a relaxing evening at home, and the heat goes out. You rely on your heating system to keep you warm and toasty during the winter, but now your furnace or heat pump isn’t doing its job.
Four Reasons Why Your Heat Isn’t So Hot
Dirty Air Ducts
Dirty ducts can slow down the movement of warm air, making it difficult to heat your home. It also means that your furnace is working twice as had to get the job done. Annual HVAC maintenance and cleaning can prevent dirt from accumulating.
Make sure your thermostat is in heat mode and set to a higher temperature than it is inside. If your furnace still blows cold air, check the batteries in your thermostat. Many times, faulty batteries interfere with proper temperature input.
If certain areas in your home are draftier than others, poor insulation could be the culprit. If possible, check the insulation and make sure it’s not worn out. If it’s too thin, torn or damaged, it’s time to replace it. You should also make sure there are no cracks around the doors and windows that allow warm air to escape.
Lastly, the size of your heating unit makes a huge difference. If it’s too small, it can’t heat your home efficiently. If it’s too large, it does the exact opposite. It warms your home too quickly and then continues to kick on throughout the day and night.
Whether you heat your home with a furnace or heat pump, proper maintenance identifies any potential issues and prevents them from becoming expensive repairs. To learn more about preventive HVAC maintenance, give us a call at 903-200-4584.