Keeping your HVAC system up and running during the winter is important if you want to keep your family comfortable. There are many issues that may arise during the winter as temperatures drop. If you’re living in Rogers, AR, here are a few HVAC issues that could potentially wreak havoc on your system during the winter months.

1. Frozen Pipes

Lower temperatures mean that the water inside pipes and coils may begin to freeze. If this occurs, it will negatively affect your HVAC’s ability to keep your house warm. Frozen water expands, and as it does so, it can cause your pipes to burst.

2. Dirty Filters

Dirty or clogged filters will lower the quality of air the system pushes into your home. It’ll also interrupt the airflow, so the system will be less effective. If you’re using your system’s heating function, restricted airflow means less heat will circulate through your house, so your family won’t be able to warm up to a comfortable temperature.

3. Malfunctioning Pilot Light

If your pilot light malfunctions, it could damage your system’s heating function as well as the rest of your HVAC system. If you have a damaged flame sensor, the pilot light may not ignite. It also won’t light if the sensor is dirty, in which case you would need to call a professional to assess the problem.

4. Faulty Thermostat

Thermostats help regulate your HVAC system, so if your thermostat is malfunctioning, it will compromise your system’s ability to regulate your home’s temperature. You can ask an HVAC technician to recalibrate it if it’s a minor problem, but if it’s more than that, you may need a new thermostat.

Keeping your HVAC system up and running during the winter months is crucial if you want to live in a comfortable environment over the next few months. Contact us at George’s Refrigeration & Heating for HVAC maintenance and furnace repair.

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