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3 Most Common Heating Problems and Their Causes

Heating Problems

Heating problems during the winter can leave you cold and uncomfortable, even in sunny Millbrook, Alabama. Here are three common heating problems and what causes them:

Thermostat Issues

If your furnace fails to come on at the right time, there may be a connection problem with your thermostat. Alternatively, your thermostat could be taking its temperature reading from a hotspot, which can lead to inaccurate temperatures.

Wiring issues, dust and low batteries can all cause your thermostat to not connect with your heat source. Check that you set your thermostat correctly and replace the batteries if needed. If your furnace still isn’t working properly, call an experienced HVAC service technician to identify and fix the problem.

Malfunctioning Ignition

Whether your system uses a pilot light or hot surface ignition, problems with it will prevent the heat from coming on. Dirty components are keeping the furnace from lighting, or a damaged pilot gas line could stop the fuel from reaching the ignition. A heating professional can determine the source of the problem and safely deal with it.

Ductwork Leaks

When there are leaks in your ductwork, it means your home is losing heat. Your heating system won’t work efficiently, which means it might not keep your home warm even when the unit is running on high. Old and unmaintained ducts can develop cracks and loose seals. Not only will you lose heat, but dusty, unconditioned air will also enter your HVAC system and spread throughout your home. If you suspect leaky ducts, seek help before you spend the winter with high fuel bills and a chilly house.

Our friendly service technicians at Air Conditioning by Luquire can repair your common heating problems swiftly and efficiently. If you don’t want to go another day with a broken system, call us at to schedule an appointment today. We can also help you upgrade your HVAC system.

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