In our climate, heating and air conditioning systems have to work year ‘round to keep homes and businesses comfortable. Winter cold poses some unique challenges for HVAC systems.
Here’s a handy guide for troubleshooting three common HVAC problems during the cold winter months.
Check Your Thermostat
If your indoor temperature levels don’t feel comfortable, the first thing to check is the thermostat. Thermostat problems are very common, and some are quite easy to fix. If it is a battery-powered thermostat, you might need to change the battery. However, if the problem is in the wiring to the furnace or a calibration problem, you may need to call your HVAC professional to repair it.
Change That Filter
The filter captures and traps dirt, debris, pet hair, and dust that flows through the air. When the filter gets clogged, it reduces the passage of air and consequently, the efficiency of the system. It is one of the easiest, but most frequently overlooked fixes for your HVAC system. A clean air filter can keep your system running properly and save lots of money throughout the year.
The thought of frozen pipes strikes fear in the heart of every homeowner. But even if they don’t burst, ice formation in the pipes and coils of a heating system can cause it to slow down or stop running altogether.
Cold wind and icy precipitation can cause freezing in outdoor components of the HVAC system. But even indoors, areas that are cold and uninsulated are subject to freezing temperatures as well. Homeowners should always know how to turn off water sources to minimize damage from a freeze.
If you experience these or any other problems with your heating and air conditioning system, contact us and talk to the experts at G+S Heating Air Energy Services today.