Why Isn’t My Heating System Keeping My Home Warm?
Homeowners throughout New York have been depending heavily on their furnaces or boilers, which means there’s a chance they might have noticed that their heating systems aren’t heating their homes properly!
New Yorkers who find themselves looking high and low for relief from the cold weather should know that there are a few possible causes of uneven temperatures, including:
Dirty Air Filters
A dirty air filter is a blocked air filter – this can keep the heated air from reaching the areas where it’s needed most. Changing air filters regularly can help prevent this from becoming a problem.
Air Duct Problems
Sometimes there can be problems with the ductwork of the home – whether they’re beginning to separate, causing heated air to leak into the spaces behind the walls, or they’re accumulating dust and inhibiting air flow the condition of the ductwork is vital to everyone’s comfort!
Poor Home Insulation
Not directly related to the heating equipment, but if a home’s insulation is old, worn out or completely missing the cold air is going to have an easy time getting in, and the heated air will be just as eager to escape out into the neighborhood.
Is the heating system more than a decade old? How about two decades? As heating equipment gets older, its efficiency degrades and its coverage can lessen, resulting in increased heating costs without the amount of heat that’s to be expected!
No matter what the issues might be, if you haven’t been enjoying the current level of comfort in your home you can call the experts at Skaggs-Walsh today to improve your home heating coverage for winters to come!