It is Friday the 13th and we are here to warn you about the monsters living inside of your own home! The furnace can become a monster without the proper care, and unlike the movie monsters, this guy can cost you big time. Pay attention to these mistakes and avoid them at all costs:
Maintenance is extremely important for safety and savings! There might be a slight problem with your furnace that still allows it to run but reduces it’s efficiency. You won’t realize until it is too late and your utility bills are through the roof. Now from the safety perspective, your furnace needs to be checked because it runs on gas, oil or electricity. These can all pose severe hazards if they are left without inspection from the HVAC professionals at Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC
Ignoring Your Filters
Not only do dirty air filters cost you 12-15% more on your heating bills, but they are downright dangerous! When the filter becomes dirty enough to restrict airflow, the blower has nowhere to push the air out of and it creates a traffic jam. And for those of you who drive near NYC, you know traffic jams can lead to accidents.
Storing Near Your Furnace
Our furnaces and boilers are usually stored in areas where we keep laundry, boxes, decorations and other seldom used items. For that reason, they are easy to forget about and just pile things on top of. We are here to issue you a warning on doing that very thing. Placing things on or too close to the furnace is a hazard because it is cutting down the room that the heating system needs to ventilate.
Ignoring the Noise
Whether you a hear a banging, whistling or popping sound, just know that it doesn’t mean good things. Your unit might be having trouble passing air through or there could be a problem with the fan, blower or another part. If you are heating strange noises, call in your Tyler professionals as soon as possible!
Here at Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC, we believe in the power of preventative maintenance and Friday the 13th is a great way to schedule! All of the other HVAC services in the area are too scared to venture outside and our team is ready for anything.