When Do You Need Heating Services Between Major Tune-Ups?


Are you concerned about keeping your home's indoor air quality high in between major HVAC tune-ups? Most homeowners schedule quarterly tune-ups to coincide with the change in seasons. But a lot can happen between tune-ups that could affect the quality of indoor air and general comfort in your home. For example, a power surge can impact your furnace's electrical circuits and cause the system to misbehave. Here are some reasons you may need heating services:

Maintain High Indoor Air Quality 

You must monitor indoor air quality (IAQ) if you have an HVAC unit. IAQ plays a big role in respiratory health and general comfort in a home. Poor air circulation lowers IAQ and causes respiratory problems for the residents. In addition, indoor air will accumulate pollutants such as pet dander, dust, and organic compounds in an average home. Each of these pollutants causes respiratory problems. 

You need a regular inspection of your filters by heating services if your home has very young children or elderly people. These groups are very vulnerable to respiratory problems because their immune systems are weak. You must also be concerned about IAQ if you have people with known respiratory allergies in the house. People living with asthma are especially vulnerable to air pollutants such as dust and pollen. Keeping pets in the house also affects the IAQ because of pet dander. Routine inspections can often include cleaning filters and other components that affect IAQ.

Perform Preventative Maintenance 

You will miss small problems that lead to major faults if you leave the heating system unattended for long. For example, grime around the pilot light might build up to a dangerous level until the light does not work, leaving you exposed to a gas explosion.

A heating service can do preventative maintenance to ensure your heating system is always in a safe working condition. Some tasks in preventative maintenance include:

• Cleaning the blower and its blades 

• Cleaning dirt and debris in the burner and blower cavities 

• Inspecting the flue for proper ventilation

Perform Emergency Repairs 

You need to have heating services close because the unexpected sometimes happens. For example, a storm could leave different components inundated. A power surge can blow out the electrical components. In the worst-case scenario, you could have a gas leak. 

Any of these emergency scenarios need fast attention by a skilled technician to prevent harm to people and damage to property. It will be very useful if you have the number of a heating service on hand.

Are you worried about the efficacy of your HVAC system? Contact a heating service to book a routine inspection.  


2 September 2021

Keeping up With Maintenance Between HVAC Inspections

Working with HVAC contractors is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only do your contractors ensure that a new system you buy is properly installed, but they also ensure optimal performance throughout the years through a series of regular inspections, maintenance services, and repairs. But there are lots of things you can do in between your contractor's visits to ensure that your HVAC investment is always in tip top condition, aside from cleaning out the air filters. After working with my dad for more than a decade in the HVAC business, I've put together a few methods homeowners can use to maintain a well working system, and I have published those tips and tricks right here on this blog. I hope some of the information you find here helps you on your journey as a homeowner!