Archive | September, 2013

Signs That a Furnace Needs Repair

21 Sep

You can’t afford to have a broken furnace, especially if you have yet to see the end of winter. To keep the temperature from dropping at unfathomable levels, you should be aware of the condition of your HVAC systems like the furnace. It’s important to know the telltale signs that a furnace needs repair to keep yourself warm during the winter.

Strange Noises

 Does your furnace seem to be wailing during certain moments of the day? It must be because there’s really something to cry about. Loose belts, ignition problems, and other parts that may not be long for this world have been known to cause furnaces to emit weird sounds. If these strange noises reach your ear, get professional help ASAP.

Dysfunctional Thermostat 

Ideally, cranking up a furnace’s thermostat should immediately raise the temperature. If this doesn’t happen, then problems might have arisen from a faulty thermostat and leaking ducts. You can pinpoint the source of the inconvenience with the help of expert HVAC technicians who will administer repairs when needed.

High Electric Bills 

Paying for a huge electric bill is okay only if you know that you have truly exhausted the furnace. If you seldom switch furnaces on yet you continue shelling out a huge amount of money to keep your electricity from being disconnected, check and see if this crisis is due to the furnace.

Don’t play dumb. Take responsibility for your furnace, which does everything in its power to grant you with a good life.

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The Consequences of Having No Heaters During Winter

8 Sep

There are people who live for the winter and anticipate snowball fights and freezing nights. However, too much cold can be bad for the health, as those who do not have access to HVAC systems would most likely realize. The absence of a heater during winter can have major consequences that will affect your health and life. 

One of these is hypothermia, which is a condition wherein the body temperature suddenly drops to 35 degrees Celsius or less. Anyone, especially the elderly, run the risk of contracting hypothermia during winter, which can cause the heart to slow down significantly. Aside from turning heaters on, you can avoid hypothermia by wearing multi-layered clothing, gloves, socks, and hats.

Colds and flu can be felt even when it’s not winter, but they become more prevalent during the season.  This is because viruses stay in the air longer when it’s cold and dry, which gives them more time to invade the systems of their victims. The warm air from the heater will significantly neutralize temperatures in your home, so it’s a must to have it up and running.

These are just some of the health risks brought about by the cold weather. Stay safe and make sure your HVAC systems are in good condition before you and your family get bitten by winter’s icy fangs.