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3 Common Wintertime Heating Issues

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In our October blog post, we spoke about the need to keep your heating and cooling system prepared for whatever temperature we may see during the winter. Even in mid-December, El Paso can feel like spring one day and dead winter the next. So while we may have difficulty deciding what to wear before leaving the home, it shouldn’t be that way when you are home. In today’s post, we’re going to focus on three of the common heating system issues that occur when you do have your heater running. An uncomfortably cold home can be just as problematic as a scorching hot one.

If you experience any of the following common wintertime heating troubles, be sure to give us a call:

1. Inconsistent Heating

Just because El Paso’s weather is inconsistent doesn’t mean your heating system should be. Your entire home suffers when your heater goes from blowing warm air to cold air, even within minutes. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night shivering even under a heavy blanket? If you have small children, this can disrupt their sleep, resulting in a rough day at school. There are several things can cause your heating system to be inconsistent. For one, your filter could be dirty. If that is the case, once it’s cleaned you shouldn’t have any more issues. Another potential issue could be your air handler. When air handlers aren’t working properly, the air can’t circulate properly throughout the rest of the home. Give us a call! We’ll inspect your system and fix issues accordingly.     

2. No Heat

If your heating system isn’t producing warm air, there are a number of things that can be wrong. First, take a look at your thermostat. Check to see that it’s working properly. In many cases, a system that isn’t producing heat is due to a broken thermostat. Another potential reason for a lack of heat could be your heat pump. When El Paso does see cold temperature, there is a possibility that the pump will freeze or struggle to combat the cold air. It may need to be defrosted. There are many other potential reasons your system isn’t producing heat. By giving us a call, our HVAC specialists will asses your system and offer a solution.    

3. Carbon Monoxide Leak

A carbon monoxide leak can occur with old and new systems. It’s important that you have a carbon monoxide detector in the event that you do experience a leak since it can be odorless, tasteless, and colorless and potentially result in death. If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, call a professional! In many cases, you will want to evacuate your home and call the fire department or a technician. Make sure you turn off your system and if possible, open windows and doors. This will certainly disrupt your heating system but it’s critical that it gets fixed right away.       

Don’t Spend Another Minute Suffering, Call Scott Heating & Cooling

While these are a few of the common problems that can potentially go wrong with your heating system, unfortunately, there are many others. If the suggestions we recommended didn’t do the trick, give us a call! As HVAC specialists we work quickly to solve your heating system issues so you don’t have to bear another minute of cold air. We’re open 24 hours so give us a call!  


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