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Why Your Home Has Cold Spots, and Other Common Furnace Problems

If you’ve found that your heating system is failing to work as it should, it can be very disconcerting, especially considering the time of the year that it is. Fortunately, you needn’t do much else than give our service professionals a call, so we can restore your heater to the effectiveness and efficiency it should be providing you while heating your home. In the meantime, we’ve shared below some of the most common reasons your furnace may be experiencing troubling symptoms.

Cold Spots

Cold spots, or uneven heating, is one of the leading reasons our professionals get called out for heating repair services. If you have a ducted heating system, such as a furnace, then what you’re dealing with is most likely an airflow problem related to breached ductwork.

Also, if you are using zoned heating, it could be that you have an issue with one of your electronically controlled dampers. Lastly, any cold air you may feel coming from your vents when you should be receiving heat could be related to a thermostat malfunction or other more serious problem. Whatever the issue may be, it’s essential that you have it repaired as soon as possible so you can enjoy your heater as much as you should.

Insufficient Heating and High Energy Bills

Is your heater heating, but not as much as it should be? This is, of course, a very frustrating problem, since the main purpose of your furnace is, well, to heat! The problem with this is that you are still paying the same amount of money, or possibly even more, for heat that you aren’t even receiving. There are a number of possible causes for this.

And speaking of your high energy bills, if you notice a spike in your costs without a corresponding increase in the use of your furnace, then it could be the sign of a mechanical problem or heat loss from your ducts. This problem could be serious so be sure to have it taken care of right away to avoid premature replacement or other problems.

For professional heating repair services in Lincolnwood, IL, contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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