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Common Winter HVAC Problems

Published by Luke Weiden

We’re all familiar with brutal Chicago winters, and the last thing you want is to have your HVAC system fail while the temperature is plunging. At Deljo Heating & Cooling we’ve provided HVAC repair services in nearby Chicago for decades, and we want to keep your system in tip-top operating condition.
So, to help you stay warm and comfortable all winter, here are some common winter HVAC problems, along with a few tips on dealing with them.

Heat Cycling

If your heater is turning off and on more frequently than usual, that’s a problem called heat cycling. This problem lowers the efficiency of your HVAC system and raises your utility bills. So, even if you’re getting enough heat, you’ll want to correct this problem as soon as possible.
The source of the problem could be a dirty filter or a malfunctioning thermostat. Replace your filter and check your thermostat. If it doesn’t seem to be functioning normally, call Deljo and let our NATE-certified technicians correct the problem.

Lack of Heat

When your HVAC system is not warming your home properly, that could be due to a number of problems, including, again, a faulty thermostat. One of the best ways to avoid this issue is to have a furnace tune up in the fall to get your system ready for the coming winter. Deljo’s technicians can handle this task, making all needed repairs before the winter blast sets in.

Inconsistent Room Temperatures

Homeowners often experience inconsistent room temperatures in their home. The source could be something as simple as leaky windows or doors, or an unbalanced air flow that can be corrected by adjusting the air vents. Finally, the problem could be caused by dirty coils or filters, both of which will be checked by Deljo technicians during your fall tune up.

Carbon Monoxide

This odorless, colorless gas can be deadly to you and your family. Carbon monoxide can leak through tiny cracks in the heat exchange, and the risk increases as your system ages. You should install carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home, and our Deljo technicians will check for leaks during your fall tune up.
There’s no need to risk having any of these HVAC winter problems. For HVAC repair services in Chicago, call Deljo today at 773-829-4295 to schedule your fall tune up, and let our experts go to work for you.