House Feeling Colder? 2 Heating System Problems That Can Cause This

Posted on: 11 March 2021


If your home is feeling colder than it normally does, then you likely have a problem with your heating system. Fortunately, you may be able to take care of the problem yourself. If not, you can hire a heating repair service to help you. Below are two problems that can cause this to happen.

Check the Thermostat

The first thing you should do is to check your thermostat. Make sure no one in your home has set the thermostat to cool. A bad thermostat can cause a heating system to run continually as it will not be able to reach the right temperature. This not only puts a lot of wear and tear on your heating system but will raise your energy bills. You may also notice your heating turns off and on constantly. 

One way to check the thermostat is to make sure your heating system is turned on and feel the air that is coming out of your vents. If the air does not feel warm, then you could have a bad thermostat and you need to replace it. 

Newer thermostats are much more energy-efficient and can save you money on your energy bills. This is because these thermostats have many settings that you can set, such as to have the thermostat turn off or turn on at a certain time each day.

Dirty Air Filter

One common cause of no heat in your home is a dirty air filter. Dust builds up on a filter over time. It will do this much quicker if you have a dog that sheds or a smoker in your home. If the filter becomes clogged, air will not be able to blow through the filter to heat your home. 

If you do not change the filter when it becomes dirty, this can cause the heat exchanger to overheat. If this happens, your system will shut off automatically. Change the air filter to see if this takes care of the problem. Remove the air filter first and look at the number on it to ensure you purchase the same one. 

If replacing the air filter does not fix your problem, you need to hire a heating repair service. They will check the heat exchanger to make sure it has not burned out. If it has, they will have to replace it in most cases or they may be able to repair it. 

The heating repair service may find other problems with your heating unit that causes your home not to heat.

To learn more, contact a local heating repair service.