Tips on How to Avoid Heating Repair in Philadelphia

Heating Repair in Philadelphia PAA heating system, such as force air, gas or a furnace is a source of comfort but it can also be a source of anxiety when it starts to malfunction. Many home owners are anxious about the different hazards that a malfunctioning furnace or forced air system may bring them. It can take some time to fix a broken heater but what most people are worried about is the amount of money it will cost them to fix their furnace or heating system. If one is wanting to avoid costly repairs, here are some practical tips to help keep your HVAC in better shape:

Hire the Best Heating Services Provider

You will not be wasting your money if your hire a professional to do the upkeep on your heating needs. You will not be forced with costly furnace or forced air system repairs; they will stay on top of your heating system needs for you.

Have Regular Furnace or Forced Air System Inspections

It is very important to have regular HVAC inspections done. Companies such as Good Deals Heating & Cooling in Philadelphia will do annual inspections on your systems and let you know of any problems that exist.

Proper HVAC Maintenance

Proper maintenance is a task of both the home owner and heating services provider. It is important to keep the external surface of your furnace clean. Programmable thermostats are a very wise investment and will enable you to decrease the heat provided and will help you avoid costly repairs and keep your utility bills lower. You should also make sure that the replacement parts of the system is less than 10 years of age. It may sound too simple but it also very important to keep filters cleaned and change them every one to three months (depending upon the brand).

Use Systems Properly and Not Too Often

Excessive and inappropriate use of your furnace or forced air system is often the cause of heater problems. If you don’t know how to properly operate your system, ask someone and/or read the owner’s manual.

In spite of all your efforts to avoid costly heating system repairs, there will come a time when your heating systems will stop working properly and will need to be looked at by a professional. You should never try to fix your furnace or forced air system yourself. When you are ready to have your furnace looked at, call Good Deals Heating & Cooling and they will be able to work on oil furnaces, gas furnaces, and electric forced air systems.

How Can Ignoring One Little Thing Put Your Family At Such Risk?

After storms, heavy rain or hurricanes, we want to encourage homeowners to take the proper safety precautions when it comes to their home’s heating and cooling systems. Basements or houses that are exposed to standing water can cause severe damage to your home’s water heater, furnace, boiler, air conditioner, ventilation and heat pump system, which leaves your family open to some huge risks.

Protect Your Family from Mold and Mildew

If your air conditioning unit sat under water for any period of time, it’s dangerous to turn it on before it has been cleaned and sanitized—sometimes even replaced. During flooding, dirt, muck, debris and microorganisms seep in to your HVAC equipment, so whether or not your air conditioner was under water may not matter, it still might have bacteria and mold spores growing on it. All components of your HVAC systems that were contaminated with flood water must be thoroughly inspected, cleaned of dirt, and disinfected before being operated again.

What Will the Technician Do When He Gets There?

The tech will have his work cut out for him repairing and replacing your damaged hardware while keeping his workers and your family safe. Remember to NOT turn on your air conditioner or heater even if the electrical company gives you the go ahead because if dirt got in to your system you will be blowing dirty air around your house and may be contaminating clean areas.

The tech will then remove all flood contaminated insulation– all wet insulation has to be replaced. The HVAC filter will also have to be replaced. He will then clean and disinfect all flood contaminated components of your system as well as filter racks, drain pans, air ducts and other places where debris often collects.

The technician will tell you if he finds other components that cannot be cleaned or disinfected and must be replaced.

If your system is so lost that it cannot longer function, please heed the advice of your technician and replace the system. It may not become apparent for up to a year, but corrosion, mold growth and system disrepair are serious health concerns for your family.

Look at the tragedy as a way to update your system to a more energy efficient model, that will save you money in the long run on energy bills.

Make sure that the air conditioner or heater runs steadily at a normal rate for 48 to 72 hours before occupying the building again. Your home or office should not smell musty or questionable after that period of time- and if it does, go ahead and look for other flood damaged areas. Make sure to change the filters after the 72 hours before anyone occupies the building. Ask your technician to come back after a week or so to make sure everything is operating properly—make sure he checks your air filters and replaces them if necessary.

We urge you to sign up for routine maintenance for your HVAC system so we can come inspect your hardware as often as necessary. Keep your family safe and sound after a flood by keeping the air they’re breathing clean, fresh and cool!