When the weather turns cooler, heating systems in homes throughout Massachusetts will be turned on. We need effective heating to make life cozy here through the late fall and into deep winter. And although modern heaters can provide a level of heating throughout a home that the old fashioned wood fireplace could never have achieved, there are times when you might experience uneven heating in your home.
If you notice this issue in your home, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating for heating repair in Littleton, MA.
A heating system can appear to function normally—making the same sounds, blowing heated air from the vents, circulating hot water from the boiler—but fail to get all the rooms as warm as it should. Resolving uneven heating is sometimes a simple fix. The vents in some rooms may be shut, or shifted furniture has blocked a vent. A single window open just a crack can suck the warmth from a large space without you noticing it at first. A more serious issue, but one that doesn’t stem from your heating system, is poor home insulation. A house that doesn’t receive proper winterizing to seal up heat loss through the walls, attic, and around doors and windows, will have a difficult time keeping warm.
But your heating system can be at fault, and when you are attempting to find the cause for the uneven heat in your house, you should consider having professional HVAC technicians check your heater to see if it needs repairs. There may be a problem with your ductwork, such as breaks and gaps that allow the hot air to dissipate before it reaches the vents. If you have baseboard radiators, damaged baseboard fins can cause a loss of heat in specific places. For homes with zone heating, the thermostat might be faulty and not activating the heat in some regions. All of these troubles require expert attention and repair.
A trained technician can diagnose problems with your heater, and can also point you in the right direction if your home has poor insulation that is causing heat loss. Call in the experts today at Basnett Plumbing & Heating if you experiencing issues with uneven heating and think your system may need maintenance in order to get it running properly again. Heating repair in Littleton, MA is only a phone call away with Basnett Plumbing & Heating.