2 Causes Of Common Heating Issues In Your Home

Your home may develop heating issues due to having the wrong HVAC size. A larger than necessary unit will consume more energy, making you pay high energy bills. Conversely, a more undersized HVAC won't work efficiently. Hence, the unit will struggle to heat your home correctly. This shortcoming will make it prone to frequent repairs as its components will work beyond their capacity.

Here are causes of common heating issues you may experience in your home.

Damaged Zone Controls

Zone control settings in your heating unit help you prioritize heating the most commonly used rooms in the home. For instance, you spend a lot of time in your bedroom and living room while your guest rooms may go for days without someone using them. 

Instead of heating all the rooms equally, your HVAC professional will tune up your zone control setup to heat specific rooms more. This innovation helps you save energy, significantly reducing your utility bills. 

However, your zone control system may develop problems. The first culprit is a malfunctioning thermostat. The thermostat is usually pre-set at a specific temperature to allow heating your home to your desired temperatures. 

If the thermostat is faulty, it might keep changing the temperature settings, which will confuse your HVAC system. As a result, your heating unit may turn on and off irregularly, leading to some rooms being warmer than others, contrary to your zone-control settings. 

The HVAC dampers regulate airflow and redirect it to the designated rooms in your home. If some dampers get clogged with dust and debris, they won't properly distribute warm air. 

The control panel coordinates electrical signals between the thermostat and the duct dampers. If the control panel malfunctions due to an issue like faulty wiring, it will cause poor communication between the two components. Hence, the zone control panel will also malfunction, leading to poor temperature regulation in your home.

Leaking Ductwork

If your home isn't heating up enough, you may have leaking ductwork. Your ducts can develop leaks due to wear and tear, broken seals, lack of mechanical fastening, and damage by rodents. Leaky ducts will affect your heating system's efficiency. As a result, your unit won't heat your home as desired. The problem will also contribute to uneven heating in the rooms. You should call a heating expert to service your ducts and improve your system's efficiency.

Contact a heating service provider to learn more.