Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Thermostat Reads A Constant Temperature, But You Are Still Cold? Reasons Why

by Wanda Franklin

One of the harshest and coldest winters has hit the U.S. this year. Despite all the theories going around, humans can still keep warm in their homes and shelters. However, if you still feel cold in your home at night, even though you have your thermostat set at a constant 73 degrees Fahrenheit, there may be some reasons why. Some of the reasons may require HVAC services to fix, while others require a different sort of solution.

Drafts

Drafts coming in through the windows, doors, and other leaky areas can cause your home to feel a lot colder at night than during the day. Place your hands near your windows and doors. If you can feel the cold blowing and seeping in, you have figured out the cause. You can use various insulating products to block the drafts from your windows and doors to help prevent the escape of heat and the influx of cold air.

Poor Circulation

It is just a fact of life. As you get older, your circulation slows down. The body does what it always does when it detects cold; it sends the blood to the brain and the core of your body. The rest of you is like ice. 

Solutions for poor circulation and increasing the sensation of warmth in your home include:

  • Saving all of your housework for the evening hours so that you stay moving and do not feel the cold
  • Walking a treadmill for thirty minutes to get your blood moving again
  • Using blankets or electric blankets to help you heat up

If you find that after a couple of evenings of doing one of the above your home does not seem quite so cold, then your problem may have more to do with poor circulation than a broken furnace or thermostat.

Either the Thermostat or Your Furnace Is Not Functioning Properly

Now is the time to call an HVAC technician to check your thermostat and your furnace. If your house still feels cold at night after going through all of the above, you may actually have a problem with these devices. A thermostat that continues to read a constant temperature may signal that your furnace's heating coil or ignition is dead. A furnace that is working but a thermostat that does not seem able to register changes in temperature signal that your thermostat is malfunctioning. Either way, the HVAC technician can repair it.


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Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Hi, my name is Melinda, and when I sold my home three years ago, I realized that I should have been keeping maintenance records. Because I couldn't prove that we had maintained our HVAC system, the home was actually harder to sell than it should have been. I don't want anyone else to lose money on a home sale or to experience the stress of not having the right records. Because of that, I have created this blog. It explains everything you need to know about maintaining normalcy with your HVAC system and keeping records of check-ups and repairs. Please, take a seat and enjoy reading this blog.