Winter is coming – literally. Is your heater ready to fight the cold that’ll try to seep into your home?
HomeComfortExpertsInc.com shares that heating problems during winter can be an awfully uncomfortable experience, especially when the temperatures get too low, as this can create dangerous conditions in the house.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
People need a constant reminder about being mindful of carbon monoxide leaks. The gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, this can greatly affect indoor air quality. These usually seep out of cracks caused by damage sustained by the heating system, but these can also occur because of age – maybe it’s time to buy a new one.
Once it builds up indoors, it can poison to people, as well as animals. While everyone is at risk for CO poisoning, those with existing respiratory problems, infants, and the elderly are more likely to get sick from inhaling the gas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares that over 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, more than 4,000 are hospitalized and over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room.
Rattles, Whistles, and Clangs
One of the reasons you need to schedule routine maintenance is that to avoid any noise coming from your heating system. These sounds may be the result of the wear and tear within the system.
Dirty or clogged filters cause inadequate air flow, which may result in the unit shutting on and off frequently or overheating. A malfunctioning thermostat can also cause this.
Loss of Heat
This is one of the most noticeable furnace problems – the sudden loss of heat. The reasons behind this may include a broken ignition system and a broken pilot light – which are repairable but may require the help of qualified technicians.
Before cold air engulfs your home, it’s better if you had someone check your heating, as well as other HVAC systems for problems. Addressing these issues early ensures home comfort throughout winter and ensure a “Happy Holiday!” for you and the family.