5 Common HVAC Issues During Winter
Winter means freezing temperatures and plenty of moisture, both things that can cause problems for your home HVAC system. Before temperatures drop and snowfall begins, check to see if your system has any issues with the following.
As temperatures drop and ice builds, piping and coils can freeze over and function erratically, or even fail completely. Hot water heaters and steam radiators can be particularly prone to freezing if they are not located or protected accordingly. And the most miserably wet and cold day of the year is no time for your heat to fail.
Uneven Air Flow & Temperature
Isn’t it frustrating when some rooms in your home are colder than others? This can be a real problem, especially for two-story homes. Debris can block air ducts, preventing the free flow of heat, or the vents could need adjusting for more even heating. There may even be problems with air leaks around windows and doors.
Troublesome Heat Pump
Frigid snowfalls and icy winds can damage exterior heat pumps and cause them to function erratically, or even fail. Coils can freeze, fan motors can freeze and more if your heat pump fails to defrost itself. If debris has accumulated throughout the summer and fall, blocked airflow can also cause problems with adequate heating.
Dirty Heater Filters
HVAC systems require the free flow of air to work properly, and this is especially true in winter. Air filters must be changed at least monthly to ensure this free flow of air. When filters become clogged with dust and debris, your system works harder and less efficient. The result is you remain cold while your heating bill increases.
Often, your home thermostat will become faulty and not respond as designed. This can leave your home alternately cold or hot and waste energy. At times, the thermostat just needs a new battery or recalibrating. If it fails to work properly, it should be tested and/or replaced.
If you require HVAC maintenance, repair or replacement in Alpharetta, reach out to ClimateSmith, LLC, today. Call today for solutions tailored to both individuals and businesses in and around Alpharetta that are tried and tested to work. And remember, we have lowered our Residential Diagnostic Fee to only $55 during normal business hours.
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Alpharetta, GA 30005