BRRR! We hope you and your home safely and warmly survived Marylandís first winter blast- Blizzard Jonas. While some people had the luxury of seeking shelter from the storm next to their fireplace or in their well-heated home, others bundled up and shivered indoors due to a winter heating problem. If you are trying to sell your home in the winter, a heating problem can kill any chance you have – since potential buyers are seeking immediate warmth from winter weather upon arrival. Letís talk about common winter heating problems and solutions.
Rapid Loss of Heat
If your furnace suddenly stops, a power outage or surge could be to blame. If you havenít lost power, ensure that your fuse box is still directing power to your furnace. Check to see if your pilot light or ignition system is malfunctioning. If it is, you will need to hire a professional to fix it – this is a dangerous process, not a DIY project.
Inconsistent Heat Cycling
A clogged, dirty filter or blower can lead to inconsistent airflow – causing your furnace to click on and off as a result of heating up too quickly. A damaged thermostat can also cause this problem. Check your furnace components, or have a heating expert inspect your furnace to fix the issue.
Inconsistent Temperatures Room-to-Room
Is your home still cold, despite an operating furnace? You likely have a draft or unbalanced airflow issue on your hands. Drafts are a result of leaking windows, breezy door cracks (try to fill or cover them for temporary relief) and poor or damaged insulation. Drafts are a major cause of heat loss. Unbalanced airflow issues are a result of dirty coils and filters, and can be solved in some cases by manually adjusting vents.
Carbon Monoxide and Your Furnace
Simply put – carbon monoxide can kill you. It is odorless, colorless, tasteless and dangerous. If your gas furnace is between 10 and 15 years old, its heat exchanger is at higher risk for rusting and cracking. Tiny cracks in the heat exchanger can allow carbon monoxide to leak out and poison your home. Consider installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home to ensure your safety.
Get Out of The Cold! Sell Your Home to The Team Edge This Winter – AS IS!
Is your winter heating problem preventing you from selling your home? Donít worry! If you are struggling to sell your home Ė The Team Edge can help! The Team Edge will buy your property regardless of its current condition, and is dedicated to providing you with the best possible selling experience and a fast, fair offer.
Call our 24/7 hotline today at 443-840-7100 or fill out our quick and easy online application to get started on selling your Maryland property immediately. No matter the condition of the property, The Team Edge is here with a fair price and fast service. Thatís right. Sell your house quick!
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