Like many mechanical objects, your home heating system can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
As in, when it’s working like a charm, you love it to pieces. When it isn’t, you want to smash it to pieces. Your classic love-hate relationship.
Well, if you and your heating system are currently on the outs, and you find yourself wondering what’s wrong with it, there’s a very good chance that one of the following is the cause:
- Clogged filter. To perform at its best, your heating system needs to be professionally cleaned and inspected once a year. In between professional cleanings, you need to inspect your filter at least every 60 days and clean or replace it as necessary. Once a filter gets clogged with dust, dirt, and other airborne particles, it forces your heating system to work harder to provide all the warm air you desire.
- Cracked or leaking ductwork. If you have a forced air heating system, your ductwork should be inspected for cracks and leaks right along with the rest of the system. If any are found, they should be properly sealed to prevent heat from escaping into your attic or other unheated spaces, thus making your system work harder while driving up your utility costs.
- A problem with your system’s fan. Once the fan stops working, you’re going to experience air circulation problem, such as too much heat in one room, and not enough elsewhere.
- Faulty ignition system. Today, most gas furnaces are fired by an electronic ignition system. Ignition systems have an average lifespan of 3-5 years, and need to be cleaned and checked along with the rest of your heating system once a year. Otherwise, ignition parts can fail, or dust and dirt can accumulate causing intermittent or a complete loss of heat.
What’s a careful, conscientious home owner to do? Well, for one thing, if it’s been a year or more since your furnace was last professionally serviced, now is the perfect time to contact Plenarius Comfort Solutions for service, even if you’re not experiencing any system related problems. If you are, we’re here to troubleshoot and accurately diagnose whatever the problem might be. We also service and repair most makes and models of home heating systems, and always with your satisfaction guaranteed. Contact us today for the service you need, and let Plenarius provide the reliable indoor comfort we know you want.