Common Winter Heating Problems and How to Avoid Them

As most home owners know, keeping your home comfortable and warm all winter long can sometimes be a challenge. While winter heating problems don’t necessarily mean disaster, they can cause a major inconvenience and also lead to more serious structural problems such as frozen pipes and moisture damage. Here are just a few common winter heating problems as well as tips about how to avoid them from the home heating and cooling professionals at City Gas Company.

Sudden Loss of Heat

Suddenly losing heat can be surprising, frustrating and disorienting. If your furnace stops working all of a sudden, the first thing to check is the power—likely you’ve experienced a power outage or surge which has momentarily disrupted the heat in your home. If you haven’t lost power, check your fuse box to make sure the fuse to the furnace hasn’t blown out. If you haven’t lost power but your furnace still isn’t working, a malfunctioning pilot light or ignition system may be to blame. If this is the case, call a professional furnace technician to have the problem solved quickly, effectively and safely.

Inconsistent Room Temperatures

Another common winter heating problem is inconsistent room temperatures. If your furnace is working properly but the temperature varies from one room in your home to the next, it is a sign that there may be insulation problems in your home. Poor insulated windows, doors, ceilings and floors can let in drafts that let heat escape from your home. Make sure that your doors, windows and floorboards are properly sealed to ensure that the heat from your furnace remains circulating evenly throughout your home.

Making sure your home is properly heated all winter long can sometimes present a few challenges. However, with proper maintenance and care, it’s easy to keep your house cozy and comfortable despite the outdoor temperatures. Contact us today at City Gas Company for more information about home heating repair, and to have your home heating system professionally inspected, maintained or repaired.