|The M. J. Mac Inc. Team|
The filter attached to your heating system is going to need to be replaced regularly. There are various filter types and usually the more expensive they are, the more they do for you. Your home's air quality can be drastically worse if your HVAC system doesn't have the right attention paid to it. If you notice that lately, you have been having allergies while you're inside your house, the filter may need to be replaced. Another sign that you need to get a replacement put in is if your electricity bills have gone up when using the heater the same amount.
Check to see if any of the vents that are attached to your heating system are blocked. They can end up causing your furnace to overheat. When you're moving any furniture you should keep it away from vents because covering them can lead to problems and can make it hard for you to keep your home warm. Another common issue is an older thermostat that is no longer working properly that could be causing heating issues. It needs to be responsive and should also be able to regulate the temperature even when you are not around to turn it on or off.
Heaters tend to have to work a lot harder if your home has windows that are not sealed properly. Doors can leak air too if they are not put in right or if they are just old and the stripping around the door is failing on you. You may also want to replace an older heating unit if you are not happy with how your home feels on a regular basis. If you've replaced the filter and have made sure to keep up with changing it but still have a cool house no matter what you do, it's probably your heater.
The heater that you have will need to be properly maintained if you want it to work its best. An HVAC specialist should be contacted if you're not comfortable with keeping your heater maintained.