Experiencing Problems With Your Heat?

Posted: October 18, 2021

Ways To Troubleshoot Before Calling For Service

heating system easy fixes maineOf course, with almost anything you find in your home, your heating system is bound to run into some efficiency problems at one point or another. Unfortunately, there are many problems that your heating system could potentially face. For many of us, when a heating problem arises we immediately call for service help. But, perhaps to your own surprise, you may be able to troubleshoot the issues yourself before reaching out for assistance. Below are some everyday heating problems that your Central Maine home can face and ways you can potentially fix them.

Common Heating Issues and Solutions

Does your home feel drafty and have cold spots?

A common heating system problem is that there are places in a house that don’t seem to get warm or stay warm no matter what you do. If this is the case:

Is your heat just generally not working properly?

While this certainly seems like a big problem (and absolutely can be) there are some easy fixes for this that you can try yourself that could potentially solve the whole problem.

Is your home’s air dry?

Not only can dry air be related to a heating system problem, but also it is not good for flooring, woodwork, electronics, furniture or people with a respiratory condition.

Are you experiencing carbon monoxide leaks?

A carbon monoxide leak can also be related to a heating system problem.

Is your heating system cycling?

A dirty air filter or a defective thermostat can cause your boiler or furnace to cycle, meaning it shuts off and then goes back on more than usual.

If your heating problems persist after troubleshooting please contact Murray-Heutz so we can help. We service and install a long list of heating products in Turner, Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon, Poland, and the surrounding Maine areas. We also have heating oil and propane service plans that we would love to tell you about.