When the temperatures drop in Asheville, North Carolina, there’s nothing like stepping inside the warmth of your home. There are several common heating problems you should be aware of this winter to ensure your house stays nice and toasty. Here are four of them:

No Heat

The last thing you want on a cold day is to come inside to find that it’s just as cold indoors as it is outside. If your heating system isn’t warming your home, it could be due to a number of problems, such as:

  • A thermostat with bad batteries.
  • A malfunctioning thermostat.
  • An accumulation of frost on your heat pump.
  • A buildup of grime and gunk on the pilot light of your furnace.

Uneven Airflow

Uneven airflow is a common problem in many homes. You may find that one room is colder than another or that half the house is hot while the other half is frigid. This uneven airflow throughout your house can be caused by a blockage in your air filter. By changing yours regularly, you will help ensure it’s free of debris. A clean air filter provides better airflow to all rooms. As a result, it’ll even out the temperatures in your house.

Heat Cycling

Heat cycling is when your heater turns on and off more than usual due to a dirty filter or blower or even a broken thermostat. It reduces the energy efficiency of your system and quickly raises the cost of your power bill. If changing your air filter doesn’t solve the problem, it might be time to call the experts to check your HVAC system.

Inconsistent Heating

Another common problem is inconsistent heating. Inconsistent heating can be due to something as simple as holes or cracks around windows or doors, missing weather stripping or inadequate insulation. It can also be the result of a malfunctioning HVAC unit.

Are you experiencing these winter heating problems? Gentry Heating, Inc. can inspect your heating system to ensure it keeps you warm all winter long. Call us today for excellent service.

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