It is important to make sure that your home is going to be heated properly throughout the entire winter so everyone stays comfortable and safe. Therefore, if you find that you are experiencing any of the following issues, you will want to immediately call to set up an appointment with a heating contractor.
One Or More Rooms Aren't As Warm As The Rest
Before you automatically assume that the problem is insulation or a bad window, you will want to call in a heating contractor to inspect a few things, especially if this is a rather new problem that you are experiencing in those rooms. The heating contractor will bring a mini camera that he or she can send through the duct work.
This is done in case there is a section of the duct work that is coming apart. When duct work starts to separate at the seams, a lot of the warmed forced air will escape through the space behind your walls instead of making it all of the way to the air vents in the rooms that are remaining chilly. If that is not the problem, then other probable causes can be investigated.
The Entire House Is Much Cooler Than It Should Be
If you are finding that the entire house is a lot cooler than it should be, especially if you have turned the thermostat up and the temperature still isn't changing, you need to get in contact with a heating contractor. There are a few issues that could be causing this type of problem.
It might be that the thermostat is actually no longer working as it should. Generally, if this is the case, the heating contractor will simply replace it, as that is usually cheaper and quicker than trying to repair an old thermostat.
If the thermostat is not the problem, it could be that there is a problem with the fan within the furnace. If the air is not being properly blown out of the furnace and throughout the duct work, the home is not going to warm up as it should. Either way, you will need an expert to help you with this.
Do make sure that you are calling around until you find a reputable heating repair contractor who is affordable and who can help you as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your home may continue to get colder.