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Common Winter HVAC Woes

Winters in Green Bay, WI are brutal, and this is the reason that your HVAC has to work hard and the reason it’s more subject to breaking down. Fortunately, a maintenance check by one of our professionals, preferably in the fall, can avoid the worst of winter’s problems. Here are some common winter problems when it comes to your HVAC.

Uneven Heating in the Rooms

If some rooms are comfortably warm and others are freezing cold, that’s another sign that winter is defeating your HVAC system. It may be a problem with the thermostat, a blower, an air filter that hasn’t been changed or cleaned, blocked vents or ducts, or something else. An HVAC professional will find the problem and fix it.

Flickering or Failing Pilot Lights

The pilot light in your furnace may flicker or fail due to drafts, and drafts are often the result of vent covers not being securely attached. A clogged or damaged flame sensor can cause the pilot light to go out altogether.

Power Outage

Snow or ice that accumulates on tree branches and outside electrical wires is surprisingly heavy. They can bring down wires or bring down tree branches that then bring down the wires. Modern HVAC systems simply can’t function without electricity, even if they use oil or gas as the main fuel. This is a good reason to buy a standby generator and have it checked regularly, along with the overall HVAC system.

Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Problems with an HVAC appliance that runs on natural gas put your household at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. This is especially dangerous in the winter when people stay inside more and keep their windows closed. Not only is proper warm season HVAC maintenance a must to avoid poisoning by this odorless and colorless gas, but you need to invest in a CO detector.

Ask Us About HVAC Winter Maintenance

As the go-to HVAC company for residents of Green Bay, our professionals are pleased to help our customers’ HVAC systems bear up under our often severe winters. But our skills aren’t limited to the heating season. We also service air conditioning systems and heat pumps and offer plans that automatically schedule maintenance calls and troubleshooting. We install, repair, and maintain all makes and models of HVAC equipment, including those from Carrier, Luxaire, IBC, Honeywell, and NTI.

Don’t wait till winter comes to get in touch with our licensed HVAC professionals at Nicolet Heating & Cooling.

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