An HVAC system in your home combines the functions of heating, cooling, and air ventilation. As a result, appropriate air circulation is achieved throughout the house. The HVAC system also assists in adjusting the temperature of the house following the needs of the climate or season. Due to its critical significance in determining air temperature and quality, HVAC maintenance is essential to extending the life of your home’s HVAC system.
As winter approaches, make sure your HVAC system is ready to work at its best. It is critical in assisting you in creating comfortable and pleasant living conditions inside the house. The last thing you need is to find a problem with your heating system that could have been avoided if you had performed HVAC maintenance sooner.
How HVAC Heats Your Home During Winter
Heat pumps use refrigerants to absorb and release heat energy through a mechanism that compresses the air and depressurizes the gas to heat and cool it down. During the winter, your system works as an air conditioner in reverse.
Possible Issues With the HVAC System
Keeping your HVAC system in good working order during the winter is essential, as there are always possible issues with it.
Here are a few common causes of HVAC system problems:
Lack of HVAC Maintenance
Though there are manuals and DIY instructions for maintaining and cleaning your HVAC system on your own, a regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance by a certified service technician may be better compared to doing it yourself. Professional HVAC maintenance is required regularly to keep your system in good working order. Many of the most common heater repairs can be prevented by having your HVAC system serviced by a professional.
A dirty and clogged filter is one of the most prevalent causes of restricted or non-existent airflow from your vents. It may cause your heater and air conditioner to work even harder for longer periods to heat your home throughout the winter. A clogged filter can also cause the furnace to overheat and shut down on the high limit setting.
This is one of the things you can accomplish on your own. It’s as simple as replacing the filthy or clogged filter with a fresh, clean one.
Ignition issues can be caused by a variety of factors. It could also be due to a gas supply issue or just wear and tear on an ignition component that has to be replaced, such as a hot surface ignitor or thermometer. This situation needs the assistance of a specialist.
Ignition issues, if not addressed properly, can lead to a variety of problems, including:
- Short cycling
- Heater lockout
- Delayed lighting of the burners
- Pilot outages
The heating system is controlled via thermostats. The heating system will not function properly if the thermostat is problematic. The thermostat likely needs to be cleaned, calibrated, or even replaced.
The following are some possibilities as to why your thermostat isn’t working:
- Thermostat needs cleaning
- The thermostat is not level
- Thermostat is old
- Improper installation of thermostat
- Program defects
Contact Stack for Your HVAC Maintenance
Having your HVAC system inspected by a professional is the best way to prepare it for the winter. The professional HVAC system technicians at Stack have the expertise and knowledge, as well as the right tools, to perform regular HVAC maintenance on your system and ensure that it is in top functioning order for this coming cold winter season. Visit our website or call (440) 937-9134 today!