Five Most Common HVAC Problems During Winter

Temperatures are dropping rapidly and before you know it, winter will be here! Most of you have probably turned on your heat already and are relishing in coming home to a nice, warm house. But, sometimes, your heating unit can be faulty or break—and the last thing you want is to be stuck in a cold house when it’s freezing outside! Here are the most common HVAC problems you may experience in the wintertime. If you’re experiencing any of these, feel free to give us a call and we can come out and check on your unit!

Frozen Pipes

Naturally, as it starts to get cold out, things tend to freeze—this can include your pipes! When pipes freeze they stop working entirely, and they could also burst, which will leave you with significant repair costs.

Restricted Airflow

If your home is freezing in one room and toasty in the other, you may have a problem with restricted airflow. This can be caused by blocked fans, problems with the filter or furnace motor, obstructed vents, and dirty air ducts. Make sure all of your vents are open all the way and aren’t blocked by furniture or other items.

Carbon Monoxide Leak

A silent killer, carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, which makes it hard to notice. Be sure to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home before winter starts to make sure everyone is safe!

Cycling Heat

When your heater is turning on and off frequently, it wastes energy and causes unnecessary wear and tear to the HVAC parts.

Blank Thermostat at Tower Heating and Air

Broken Thermostat

Sometimes, it’s not your unit that’s the issue, but your thermostat. Make sure to repair any faulty wiring behind the thermostat, or, if needed, reinstall a new one and calibrate it to your heating unit. (We can help with both!)

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The best way to ensure your HVAC unit is running smoothly all winter long is to invest in our Peace of Mind Maintenance Plan! With this membership, we do both spring and fall cleaning and safety checks, priority scheduling, no extra charges for emergency calls, and more. Sound like a home warranty? Yes, but better! We’re looking for little things going wrong now, to prevent big failures later.

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