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Man repairing heater

The winter chill is just as detrimental to our health as heat exposure is. It is vital that homeowners install properly functioning heaters to have heat circulating and blocking out the cool air. Just like air conditioners tend to break down and require maintenance, heaters have their fair share of problems. To prevent your heater from worsening and ceasing to continue, there are certain red flags to look out for. Thankfully for you, we’ve listed them out!

Pilot Light or Ignition Control

Most of the latest heating models are manufactured with one of two types of ignition systems: a hot surface ignition or an intermittent pilot. Besides several other mechanical failures, the furnace ignition control could be malfunctioning or cause intermittent or even no proper circulation of heat in your home.

Clogged Filters

A filter should be cleaned frequently as they are prone to collecting dust and residue. The buildup can interfere with airflow. This causes the heater to work harder than it should to circulate air which can be damaging the indoor air quality. Dirty filters can also blow the limit switch, which is what controls the fan.

Overrun Heat Pump

Your heat pump shouldn’t be constantly running, but if it is, it is most likely due to your surroundings. Heat pumps are best designed for climates that are consistently around 35 degrees Fahrenheit. If the climate in which your home resides is not around this temperature, the overtime could be due to undersized equipment or ductwork.

Faulty Thermostat

It does not matter if you have a traditional or smart thermostat, it can still glitch here and there. The glitch can be due to low or no battery, misused settings, misread temperatures or most likely- an inability to match your home’s heating system. If your thermostat fails to match the heating system, it would only be best to look into a new installation.

Leaky Ductwork

Leaky ductwork can be hard to note, but it can cost you tons if you fail to look into it every now and then. HVAC contractors look into the ducts by walking alongside the ductwork in the attic and feeling for blowing air. If a leak is found, it will be sealed accordingly.

High Energy Bills

High bills are common with a heat pump. While the heating bill is bound to increase in the colder seasons, a sudden spike can be a result of minor problems, such as a tripped breaker in the outdoor unit or, once again, a dirty air filter. Moderate issues and severe complications can also cause this expense.

Beating Potential Problems With Barrett Airworks!

Barrett Airworks is qualified to look into your air conditioning and heating systems to carry out repairs and new and improved installations. Speak with our professionals today to learn more about what we can install in your home!