If your heater turns on and blows out hot air, then you might initially think that it’s working just fine. Yet your home is still a bit cooler than you would have liked. If your heating system isn’t heating your home as well as it should, take a look at some potential reasons why this might happen.
1. Something Is Wrong With Your Ductwork
If you have noticed that some rooms in your home are nice and cozy while others are uncomfortably cool, something might be wrong with your ductwork. Of course, you'll want to check your vents first to make sure that they are open. If they are open, call a professional.
If your ductwork is damaged or clogged, the warm air that your heating system creates will not be able to travel throughout your home. This obviously creates a problem. Heating and air professionals can help you clean out your ducts and make any necessary repairs.
2. You Need a New Thermostat
If the temperature in your home doesn't match the temperature that's showing on your thermostat, the thermostat itself might have a problem rather than the heater. Fortunately, thermostat replacement is a quick and relatively affordable job for a professional to do.
When replacing your thermostat, consider upgrading to newer and better technology. Even the best thermostats are usually pretty affordable, and they have a lot of benefits. Many of them can be programmed to suit your family's lifestyle and schedule, providing better comfort and saving you money. Some can even be controlled by your smartphone or computer, even when you aren't home.
3. Your Heater Is Too Small for Your Home
An inadequately sized heater isn't going to do a good job of keeping your home warm. It might work reasonably well on crisp autumn days, but when winter rolls around, it's probably not going to be able to keep up.
People end up with undersized heating systems for various reasons. They might go with a smaller heater because it's cheaper. They might have been given bad advice about the right size to buy for their home, or they might have remodeled and expanded the living space in their home without upgrading their heating system.
A professional can take a look at your system in comparison to the square footage in your home and can help you determine if it's sufficient. If it's not, it might be time to invest in a bigger heating system. This upgrade will help you keep your home warmer and may even save you on energy costs since it will be able to work more efficiently rather than running all the time but never catching up.
4. Your Heater Needs Servicing
Your heating system might not have major problems, but it might need some TLC. Having a professional clean your system, check it for problems, and tune it is something you should do each year. You might find that a simple tune-up is all you need to get your system running right again.
5. It's Extremely Cold Outside
When temperatures drop below freezing, even the best heating systems may struggle to keep up. If your heater seems to be working but just isn't bringing your home up to the temperature you'd prefer, you can try bumping up your thermostat by a few degrees. Now is also a good time to break out your coziest blankets and to bake something comforting in the oven.
If your heater is only somewhat working to keep your home warm, we want to help. Contact us at A & A Service Company, and we'll tell you all about our residential heating services.