When the weather starts to get colder outside, the heat in your Bethalto, IL home gets turned up so you are all nice and cozy. However, since this is the time of the year that your system is working harder than normal, it may show signs of some problems. With this in mind, it never hurts to know when you will need to contact your local HVAC specialists for any problems that your system may show. The last thing that you would want to happen to you is your system going out when it’s the coldest time of the year. With this in mind, here are some of the ways your HVAC system could go out during this time of the year.
Decreased Air Flow from HVAC Vent
One of the most common reasons for a lack of airflow is due to a filter that is dirty or also clogged with debris and dust. With the dirty and clogged filter, this means that your unit is working harder to push out warm air into your home. To avoid this problem, clean out your filters regularly. This should be done every three months or so. In addition, make sure your registers are fully open if you are suddenly having airflow issues.
If your initial furnace installation process did not involve properly insulating exposed or outside pipes that connect to your system, you could end up with freezing issues when the temperature outside gets colder. This is a problem that can be remedied by placing foam insulation that is secured with duct tape around exposed pipes or lines.
Uneven HVAC System Heating
Heating that varies between rooms can be caused by many different issues. This could be dirty ductwork, clogged filters, or a malfunctioning thermostat. You may also have a problem with insufficient insulation around windows and doors. If this is an issue, give our team a call to have an inspection.
If any of these problems have been something that your home has been experiencing as well, it might be time for you to give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call! We are happy to help in any way that we can!