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Not Getting Enough Heat? Here Are Two Common Causes

The winters in North Colorado can be as oppressive as they are beautiful—especially if your home heater has problems giving you sufficient warmth. If you discover cold spots in your house, or find yourself waking up each morning to an unexpected chill, you may have a problem with your heating system.

There are a number of reasons unconnected to your heater that can result in a chillier house: deteriorating insulation, heat leaks around doors and windows, and open fireplace dampers. But in this post we’re going to look at two issues that are specific to your heating system—and what you can do about them.

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2 reasons your heater isn’t giving you enough heat

Thermostat problems: No matter the type of heater you have—from a furnace to a geothermal heat pump—you will control it through a thermostat. If your thermostat begins to malfunction, it will have trouble detecting the temperature in your home or it will lose its precision control and struggle to reach its setting. In either case, your thermostat will start turning your heater on and off at the wrong times, leading to uneven heating and a colder home. Fortunately, thermostat issues are simple problems to fix for professional technicians, since they only need to access the thermostat itself, not the heating unit.

Wear and tear from lack of maintenance: A heater will only work its best if it receives regular inspections and tune-ups—at least once a year, preferably during the fall before the serious cold starts. If you’ve let your heater go without regular maintenance, it will age faster and strain to reach its target temperature. The wear on its parts will result in a weaker performance. It’s never too late to start regular maintenance; however, so schedule it at the same time you schedule the necessary repairs.

Don’t sit around in a cold home and hope that your heater will magically “get better” and conditions will improve. They won’t. You need professionals to find out what has caused the drop in performance from your heater and then offer solutions to the problem. Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today if you aren’t getting the heat you need, and make sure your heater is ready for winter with a maintenance visit from one of our highly trained technicians.

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