Much like your car, your Atlanta home’s heating system needs regular maintenance. When you have a heating technician regularly inspect your system, they can find issues before they turn into more serious problems. This is a great way to get some peace of mind when the temperature starts to drop here in Georgia. But how can you tell if your heating system needs attention? We’ve put together a short list of some of the most common problems that we see in our customers’ heating systems. If you’re experiencing any of these problems then you should call your local Atlanta heating service company.
1. Low Air Flow
One indicator that you’re heating system might need professional attention is if there isn’t enough air coming out of your vents. This can indicate that there is something blocking the airflow in your ductwork. A blocked vent or clogged ductwork wastes money by making your heating system work harder than it has to. This can cause premature problems with your heating system as well. The clog could be something as simple as a dirty air filter. Low airflow may also mean that the fan pushing the air through the ducts needs a repair or an adjustment.
2. Uneven Heating
If you notice that certain rooms get warm while others stay cool, this could mean that your heating system needs maintenance. This could be the result of a number of different things. It could mean that there is a blockage in a section of your ductwork. It can also mean that your furnace or ductwork is too small to distribute the heated air properly.
3. No Heat
If you’re not getting any heat out of your vents when you turn on your heating system, it could be the result of a couple things. It may be that your pilot light has simply gone out. Without a flame source, the heater can’t ignite and start heating. The other issue could be with your thermostat. If the thermostat in your house isn’t working properly, it could be telling the heater not to produce any heat because the house is already warm enough.
If you have any of these issues in your home, or if your heating system is malfunctioning in some other way, call the Atlanta heating experts at South Air Heating & Cooling.