The cold weather season is rapidly approaching, and your furnace will soon be in full force. Typically, the furnace should cycle on and off according to the setting on your thermostat. After several seasons of non-use, a furnace may not function at the beginning of the fall and winter. This is known as short cycling. Short cycling happens when the furnace turns on and off more often than it should. Here is some information on short cycling and why your system may be dealing with this issue:
You don't want the cold weather that comes with those winter months to sneak up on you and catch you off guard with regards to heating your home. Staying on top of having your furnace maintained ahead of time can stop you from being surprised on a cold day by a furnace that is giving you problems.
Also, when a furnace is about to fail, it can give off warning signs that gives you the opportunity to have someone come fix things and possibly save the furnace.
Homeowners will often find that the arrival of extremely cold temperatures can often catch them by surprise. When this occurs, their pipes may be at a particularly high risk of becoming frozen, and unprepared homeowners may not be able to limit the impacts or damages that are caused by this issue.
Keep Water Flowing Through The Pipes
Water that is standing still will be far easier to freeze than water that is flowing.
Clogged air filters and refrigerant leaks aren't the only problems your HVAC system could face throughout its life. There's also rust to worry about, especially if you live in areas where salt-laden moisture is a regular feature. Rust is a silent killer to all things metal, but only if you ignore the problem instead of tackling it head on.
The following shows how rust impacts your HVAC system, as well as the steps you can take to combat it and prevent it from spreading.
One of the tell-tale signs that your residential air conditioner needs to be serviced is that the unit is not producing cool air. Unfortunately, by then, your home is warm and you may be uncomfortable. Fortunately though, your unit will often give you signs that something is wrong before it gets to this point. Here are three common signs that your air conditioning unit may be in need of repairs.