Prolonged Use Puts Heating System Under Pressure to Perform
According to professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, heating systems are more likely to fail during times of heavy use and stress on the system. What you need to know to stay warm.
As cold temperatures stretch into another weekend, your heating system may be stretched too. According to Dave Borowski, Director of Technical Training at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, heating systems are more likely to fail under two peak events, when they are first turned on for the season and during times of intense use. Because of the ongoing cold in recent weeks, some heating systems have been in use constantly. Many One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning locations have seen an increase in calls for service from customers dealing with heating systems or furnaces that have failed or are not working properly. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Borowski advises it is never too late to have your heating system tuned-up. During a tune-up a professional HVAC technician can identify potential trouble areas early, service your system and offer options for repair, if necessary.
Regular maintenance of your HVAC system can help extend its useful life and reduce the frequency of trouble. Many new heating and cooling systems are very complex and need regular maintenance and tune-ups to operate efficiently. A minor repair caught early could save you from costly repairs later.
- Vent Pipes
Check the vent pipes from your heating system or furnace and make sure they are not blocked by snow or winter debris. A blocked vent pipe could cause your system to malfunction.
Heating and furnace system repairs are never a do-it-yourself initiative. Ensure you call a trusted, background checked, licensed, HVAC professional for any repairs and maintenance done at your home.
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