3 Reasons for Subpar Heating

Heating in Asheville is no laughing matter. Our winters are cold enough so that homeowners really feel it; a reliable heater means a warm and cozy home when the temperatures get low. When your heating system doesn’t function as it should, you can really feel it. Even if a malfunctioning heater doesn’t require repairs, the inefficiency can result in higher bills and an uncomfortable home in general. Here are 3 reasons for subpar heating in Asheville, all of which can be treated by the services of a trained professional.

  • Dirty components. The interior workings of your heater can get dusty and dirty over time, especially if it’s sat unused during our muggy summers. Dirt increases friction on moving parts and increases wear and tear on the heating unit overall. It will therefore have to work harder to do its job, which ironically only increases the stress on the system. Your bills will go up and your heater won’t perform at the levels you expect. You can prevent all that by scheduling a regular maintenance session, preferably early in the fall before North Carolina’s winters kick in.
  • A damaged pilot light or thermocouple. The pilot light ignites the gas in your furnace’s burner to deliver heat. The thermocouple regulates the flow of gas so that the furnace doesn’t leak when the pilot light goes out for any reason. If either of those components malfunctions, the entire heater will shut down. (Sometimes, the pilot light and the thermocouple comprise a single unit, in which case the entire component must be replaced or repaired.)
  • Faulty blower. Your heater likely has a blower fan which pushes hot air into your home in order to warm it. If the fan motor overloads, or if the fan blades become bent or damaged, it won’t blow the air as effectively. You’ll notice it with reduced or diminished air flow, as well as higher monthly energy bills.

If you spot the reasons for subpar heating in Asheville, call the professionals at Comfort Central right away. We’ll work overtime to hunt down the source of the problem and correct it as quickly as possible.

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