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Solving Common Heating Problems in Your Home

Are you experiencing one of the most common heating problems in your home? Whether it’s no heat coming from the vents or a thermostat issue, it’s important to make sure that your home heating system is running properly. Booking your winter maintenance is the best way to ensure a qualified technician takes a look at your heating system for any potential problems.

If your system is currently having issues, you can always call Frederick Air for a diagnostic or, there are some basic troubleshooting steps you can take to diagnose and potentially resolve the problem. Here’s a guide to solving some of the most common heating problems in your home. 

Three Common Heating Problems

As a homeowner, you know that part of maintaining a comfortable home is ensuring it remains an optimal temperature. When winter arrives, many people rely on in-home heating sources to keep their homes warm. Despite window treatments, extra blankets, and layers of sweaters, some common heating problems can arise when living in colder climates like Maryland; from dealing with radiators not providing enough heat to air leaks causing cold drafts inside your house. Thankfully, there are solutions for some of the most common heating woes so you don’t have to give up the comfort and warmth your home provides. Let’s look at the most common heating problems and how to fix them.

No Heat Coming From Vents 

If you’re not feeling any heat coming from your vents, the first thing you should check is if the thermostat is set correctly. Make sure that it is set at least 5 degrees higher than the room temperature. You should also check if a breaker was tripped or if a pilot light has gone out. If those checks don’t reveal any issues, then it may be time to call a professional HVAC technician.

Thermostat Issues 

If your thermostat isn’t working correctly, start by checking the batteries ( if it has them) and making sure they are still good. If they are good, then you may need to reset your thermostat or have it replaced entirely. If neither of those solutions works then contact an HVAC technician for help with repairing or replacing the thermostat. 

Strange Noises Coming From Heater 

If you hear strange noises from your heater like rumbling, banging, or squeaking coming from the vents there could be several things causing it. It could mean that air needs to be bled from radiators if you have a boiler-based heater, some mechanical problem within your system if you have a forced-air heater, or even just debris caught in fan blades if you have an electric furnace-based heater. It’s best to call an HVAC technician for help with these types of issues since they will be able to diagnose and fix them quickly and easily. 


Home heating systems can cause many issues throughout their lifespan but with proper maintenance and care, they should last a long time without any major problems occurring. If you do experience any issues with your home heating system make sure to follow these steps in order to try and resolve them yourself before calling a professional HVAC technician for help. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to keep your home warm all winter long!


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