Common HVAC Problems During Winter
An HVAC system rarely gets a break. A heating and cooling system, by nature, works throughout the year to help keep your living spaces comfortable. For this reason, it never hurts to know when you will need to contact Air Pros about furnace repair in Spokane, WA, or in any of the many other areas that we serve.
Take a moment to learn more about common HVAC issues you would experience during the cooler months of the year.
Decreased Air Flow from Vents
A common reason for a lack of sufficient airflow is due to a filter that is dirty or clogged with debris and dust. This can also hasten your need for furnace repair since a dirty filter makes your HVAC system work harder when distributing warm air throughout your inside spaces. Avoid this problem by regularly changing your filter – something that should be done roughly every three months or so. In addition, make sure your registers are fully open if you are suddenly having airflow issues.
If your initial furnace installation did not involve properly insulating exposed or outside pipes that connect to your HVAC system, you could end up with freezing issues when the temperature drops. This is a problem that can be remedied by placing foam insulation that’s secured with duct tape around exposed HVAC pipes or lines. It is especially important to do this with hydronic systems.
Heating that varies between rooms can be caused by a number of issues, such as dirty ductwork, clogged filters, or a malfunctioning thermostat. You may also have a problem with insufficient insulation around windows and doors. The only way to know for sure is to give the Air Pros team a call to schedule an inspection of your system and connecting ducts. Should we find out that the root cause involves your ducts, we will likely recommend conducting our duct cleaning services.
Thermostat Issues and Other Wintertime HVAC Problems
A faulty thermostat can contribute to a wide range of HVAC issues, from irregular cycling to rooms that are too hot or too cold. In some instances, the solution is to simply replace the batteries. Other times, however, there may be faulty wiring or the thermostat may need to be re-calibrated. It is also possible to need to completely replace your thermostat if it’s worn or not easily repairable. This can actually be a good thing since newer thermostats allow for more precise comfort control.
Other HVAC problems you may experience during winter include ones involving:
- Heat pumps that won’t turn on
- Faulty pilot lights
- Cycling that’s too short or too frequent
Consult Us Today
Whenever you are dealing with any of the winter HVAC problems mentioned here, the Air Pros team can help. We’ve also got you covered if you’re in need of a new furnace installation in Spokane, WA before the colder weather sets in. Routine HVAC maintenance is another service option we offer that can boost your comfort during winter. Contact us today to talk to our industry experts about our HVAC services.
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