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Top Five Heating Problems


This winter was pretty brutal this year. The temperatures got very low and the season has lasted a lot longer than expected. There is nothing more relaxing than coming home to a warm and toasty house. But if your furnace is giving you heating problems, not only is it uncomfortable, but with these low temperatures that we’ve had, it can be dangerous. There is even more risk for the elderly and very young children. Unfortunately, when winter is in full effect, it is the worst time to find out that your furnace does not work correctly. Here are 5 reasons that you should call Weis Comfort Systems if your furnace is not working as it should.

1. Faulty Thermostat:

A thermostat is what controls both the heating and cooling systems of homes with central heat and air conditioning. If you have a defective thermostat, it can be one of the leading culprits if a house is not heating or cooling correctly. If you feel like the rooms in the house are getting extremely cold or hot and not regulating temperature comfortably, the thermostat is more than likely is going to be your issue.

2. Clogged Filter:

Have you ever thought about what happens when your HVAC air filter clogs up with debris and dust? The effects of a clogged HVAC air filter can cause failure of the heating operation. Without proper changing of the filter will result in a call for a repair service from Weis Comfort.

3. Low Airflow:

The thickness of the furnace filter should be taken into account when the ductwork is installed and fan speed set. If the air filter is dirty, it changes the pressure of the moving air, restricting it and causing uneven or inadequate air distribution. If you feel like the air just is not moving as it used to through the house, call one of the technicians at Weis Comfort Systems to have a look at your heating and cooling filter.

4. Lack of Maintenance:

One of the most common reasons that heating systems fail is because they are not adequately maintained. Weis recommends that you get it checked on a regular basis to avoid costly repair cost. You can set up monthly maintenance plans from Weis.

5. Pilot light or ignition problems:

So what is a pilot light? A pilot light or ignition switch is controlled by a component of a gas furnace called the thermocouple. The thermocouple works as a sensor for the pilot light to determine if the heat coming from the burner can handle the incoming fuel from the burner. Once your pilot light is not producing enough heat, the gas valves will shut off completely and automatically. This system is essential to prevent gas from leaking into your home causing harm to you or your family. Long story short, if the pilot light goes off, so does your furnace.

Heating problems are a very widespread issue, and you are not alone when it comes to furnace problems. Although it is common, having problems with your furnace can be addressed with regular/proper maintenance. If you are experiencing issues with your furnace and your home needs to have its HVAC unit serviced, contact Weis Comfort Systems today. Allowing the Weis team of seasoned technicians to perform routine maintenance on your comfort systems enables home and property owners throughout Missouri and Illinois to enjoy energy efficiency at cost-friendly prices! Visit our website for more information

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