Ways to Add Heat to Your Home

by Christine DemosNovember 15, 2010

As winter approaches so do lower temperatures, so it’s important to make sure your heating system is performing optimally. You don’t want to be stuck wearing layers upon layers of clothing because of the freezing temperatures inside your home.

From the wonderful American Home Shield site, we bring you some quick and easy fixes to help get your heating system pumping superbly.


Problem: There is no heat at all.

  • Check for blown fuses or a tripped circuit breaker.
  • Replace the drive belt.
  • Call a qualified professional.

Problem: Your rooms aren’t warm enough.

  • Replace the filter.
  • Clean the registers: remove obstructions blocking register.
  • Seal the leaking ducts with duct tape or get a home energy audit to assess your home for leaks.
  • Call a qualified professional.

Problem: The blower makes unusual noises when the burner is off.

  • Tighten the setscrews of the pulley.
  • Replace the blower mounts.
  • Replace the drive belt.
  • Adjust the belt tension.
  • Call a qualified professional.

These tips all serve as guidelines on quick fixes, but if you ever feel overwhelmed then call a professional; the only thing worse than having little heat in your home is having no heat at all due to a broken HVAC.

If you happen to have an AHS home warranty, then you don’t need to worry about these fixes. Call to request a service for your unit sooner rather than later.

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Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!

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