Fall is creeping into Haverhill and with every change of the season come changes in your heating and cooling system, too. There are hundreds of reasons why your home’s furnace or heating system might need repairs, but there are a few reasons we’ve identified as the most common. Before reaching out to Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone for heating and cooling service, here are some of the reasons why you might be experiencing an uncomfortable fall so far:

  1. Thermostat malfunctions – With wear and tear, your thermostat might become faulty and could cause problems with your fan and your comfort.
  2. Months without use – Especially as the fall season begins, one of the most common furnace or heating problems we see at Climate Zone is inactivity. It may take a few days for your furnace to kick back into gear and fully heat your home.
  3. Dirty filters – Clogged air filters greatly reduce airflow through your heating and cooling system, forcing your furnace to work harder than it should. This lack of airflow can also damage the lifespan of your system over time.
  4. System pilot or ignition control problems – A faulty ignition or pilot makes it extra difficult to heat a home. Unlit pilot lights are usually caused by drafts or clogs in a heating and cooling system.
  5. Lack of maintenance – We say it over and over again, but the top reason we see unnecessary heating and cooling service is because a homeowner has failed to schedule annual maintenance that could prevent unexpected breakdowns and issues. These routine inspections help your furnace and entire system run smoothly and reliably so you can live in ease.

Now that you have a better idea of the top five problems we see at Climate Zone, how can you ensure that these won’t happen to you this fall? Here are some tips on ways that you can avoid these problems and get back to enjoying the cool fall weather:

  • Change your air filter – It’s standard to clean or replace your filter once a month, according to most manufacturers. Get this done early and set a reminder each month to check your filter. If you are unsure of how to check your filter, check out our latest blog on simplifying air filters.
  • Reduce drafts – Close windows and doors when they are not in use during this change of seasons to avoid fall drafts and future problems with your pilot light.
  • Check your thermostat – If it’s been a week or so since you’ve turned on your furnace and you’re still not noticing any heat, check the batteries in your thermostat and see if they need replacing.
  • Call in the Climate Zone experts – Schedule your annual maintenance and have a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician come in and inspect your furnace and whole heating and cooling system to make sure there are no problems looming on the horizon. Our Haverhill experts will prepare your system for the upcoming winter and handle any major repairs that are necessary to your comfort. Important items like carbon monoxide checks, equipment safety checks and adequate combustion air checks are all standard during this tune-up process.

If you have any questions about your heating and cooling system and its most common problems, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill at (978) 872-1190.