The Olympia area gets its share of cold weather during the winter months. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you have a reliable heating system for your home this season. Unfortunately, you can run into problems with your furnace or heat pump that causes you to need heater repair. Learn more about some of the more common reasons that homeowners need these kinds of repairs in winter.
Heater Cycles Frequently
Your heater shouldn’t be coming on and off constantly or on a frequent basis. If it does this, you might have a problem with airflow. Other possible causes of this issue include a dirty or clogged air filter and a problem with your thermostat. Replace your air filter if it’s been awhile since you changed it and test your thermostat settings to see if they are working properly. If the frequent cycling continues, you should have an HVAC technician come to your home for heater repair.
Heater Makes Noises
Your furnace of heat pump usually makes some noise, such as when it starts up. However, if it’s making loud or unusual noises, there could be a problem with one or more of its components. If this happens this winter, you should have a professional HVAC inspection done in order to determine the cause of these noises. You might end up needing to have a component replaced or repaired, but keep in mind that you might want to look into replacing your heating system if it’s an older one that’s acting up.
Heater Won’t Heat
If your heater won’t come on at all, this can happen for a few different reasons. Your gas furnace might have a problem with pilot light ignition, or you might have a problem with your thermostat. There are also other issues that could prevent your heating system from turning on and producing heat. It’s best to have HVAC technicians find the problem and do a heater repair in order to get it working again. If you suspect that it’s a problem with the pilot light, let a professional technician handle it for safety reasons.
Heater Won’t Warm Your Home Consistently
If some of the rooms in your home are colder than others, you might have a problem with air leaks. This allows heated air to escape while also letting cold outdoor air into your home. Sealing up these leaks can help solve this issue. If you seal up leaks and the problem continues, have an HVAC inspection done. HVAC technicians can check your vents and HVAC problems that could be causing your home to be heated unevenly.