We’ve waited all year for the temperatures to get colder, and it is finally that time of year. But if your home heater has problems giving you sufficient warmth, this news can be most unwelcome. If you avoid certain areas in your home or find yourself dreading getting out of bed because your home is cold, you may have a problem with your heating system. The first common problem is a thermostat problem. If your thermostat begins to malfunction, it will have trouble detecting the temperature in your home. It can even lose its precision control and struggle to reach its setting. In either case, your thermostat will start turning your heater on and off at the wrong time. This can lead to uneven heating and a colder home. The second common problem is wear and tear from lack of maintenance: A heater will only work its best if it receives regular inspections and tune-ups—at least once a year, preferably during the fall before the serious cold starts. If you’ve let your heater go without regular maintenance it will age faster and strain to reach its target temperature. The wear on its parts will result in a weaker performance. However, it’s never too late to start regular maintenance, so schedule it at the same time you schedule the necessary repairs. You should not have to avoid the “cold rooms” in your home or wrap yourself in a blanket when you crawl out of bed first thing in the morning. Call our professionals to find out what has caused the drop in performance from your heater and then let us offer you solutions to help with the problem. With over 50 years of service, our longevity speaks for our quality. Contact us at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating by calling us at 972-446-COOL (2665) or find us on the web at www.spencerairconditioning.com.