As the weather gets colder, it’s natural to start cranking up the heat in our homes. But with increased use comes an increased risk of heating problems. In our many years of providing quality heating repair in Vero Beach, FL, we’ve serviced all types of heating issues and have utilized surefire ways of solving them.

In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the most common heating problems and how you can avoid them.

Poor Maintenance

Lack of heating maintenance can cause the system to be bogged down by various issues that can diminish efficiency and even lead to permanent damage. The system needs regular tune-ups to keep it running smoothly. Be sure to have a professional inspect and service your system at least once a year. This will help prevent small problems from turning into big ones.

Dirty Filters

Another common cause of heating problems is dirty filters. Clogged or dirty filters can block airflow and cause your system to overheat. Be sure to call for heating services and to check and clean your filters on a regular basis–at least once a month during particularly heavy use.

Thermostat Issues

If after a heating installation, your home is not maintaining a consistent temperature, it could be due to thermostat issues. First, check that the batteries in your thermostat are fresh. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to replace the thermostat itself.

Pilot Light Issues

If your pilot light keeps going out, it’s likely due to a drafty chimney or vent pipe. To fix this problem, you’ll need to seal the leaky area to prevent drafts from blowing out the pilot light. You may also need to adjust the size of the pilot light flame.

Leaking Ductwork

Leaky ductwork is another common cause of heating problems. If your ductwork is leaking, it’s wasting energy and costing you money each month on your energy bill. A thorough heating system maintenance service can help fix this problem and you’ll need to have a professional seal the leaks in your ductwork.

By following these tips, you can avoid some of the most common problems with your heating system. However, if you do run into any issues with your system, be sure to contact a professional for help. Contact us today at Air Docs of the Treasure Coast to schedule an appointment!

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