Common Cold Weather HVAC Service Call Needs

Common Cold Weather HVAC Service Call Needs

During any season of the year, heating and air needs within the home are something of a give-and-take between homeowners and HVAC professionals. There are certain basic HVAC issues, such as a filter change, that can and should be performed by homeowners – but there are also other potential issues, such as duct issues, furnace components concerns or others, that should be left to professionals only.

At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we’re happy to assist our clients in a variety of ways for all their HVAC needs. These range from basic inspections and tune-ups for minor or moderate issues all the way up to furnace or AC replacement needs. During the winter season we’re currently going through, what are the most common reasons our HVAC technicians are called out to homes for service calls? Here are a few of the most frequent.

Thermostat Concerns

One of the single most common service call types we get during the winter is for a malfunctioning thermostat, and the reasons here are understandable. Firstly, thermostats are often handling a larger load during the winter than other seasons; secondly, the colder air makes them slightly more susceptible to internal issues like wiring problems, condensation and more.

In certain cases, thermostat issues are simple enough for you to handle as a homeowner – such as if the batteries have worn down and just need replacing, for instance. In other cases, however, our team will need to come out and attend to more significant issues that you should not be attempting fixes on, such as wiring problems or others.

Leak Issues

We mentioned condensate above, and it can be an issue in several areas of the heating system during the winter as temperatures inside pipes vary significantly from those outside them. Especially in cases where leaks or cracks have formed in pipes or other areas, condensate may begin to drip out – not only will this lead to water damage concerns, it will make the system less efficient and compromise its ability to function optimally. Our team will locate leaks and find the most cost-effective solution for you.


Finally, another area that typically isn’t solvable for homeowners on their own is the presence of strange noises coming from the heating system. You may hear banging, squealing or rattling noises, and these usually mean a component has come loose within the system that needs repair or replacement. In other cases, a component may be clogged with debris or dust. In either case, our technicians will get to the root of the issue and find out whether it’s a need for replacement or just a simple temporary concern.

For more on the most common reasons for HVAC service calls during the winter, or to learn about any of our heating and air services, speak to the staff at Airtime Heating & Cooling today.