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Don't let your family suffer this winter: furnace repair and maintenance

Apr 4

Like any other piece of equipment, HVAC systems -- a car, lawnmowers, or snowblower - require routine maintenance to run efficiently and reliably. If you don't take care of routine maintenance, your vehicle could break in the middle of the road. Failure to fix vital furnace or HVAC problems can cause your home to become hotter during winter and get cooler in summer. Not only can it cause temperature problems, but also other problems.


While most homeowners can complete the basics of a tune-up, your heater may require more thorough repairs.

An analysis of furnace maintenance annually revealed that 20% of them require service before they are adequate for the majority of comfortable levels. It is important to be aware of high energy bills or blocked return vents as well as higher levels of noise.


This issue can be prevented through regular furnace maintenance


1. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


After combustion, a heat exchanger is employed to remove harmful gases from hot air within gas furnaces. The heat exchanger expands or contracts depending on temperature. The heat exchanger might grow over time, allowing hazardous gases to escape into your home. Carbon monoxide has no odor and is colorless.


2. Indoor Air Quality Problems


If left unattended, HVAC equipment can create air quality problems. But they're not as hazardous as carbon monoxide. The HVAC system moves dust, allergens, and polluted air throughout the area when air is pushed through clogged filters and filthy air ducts.


3. A House Fire


Unstable wires or issues with the pilot light might create a fire or even an explosion. Regular HVAC maintenance will ensure that the wiring and gas lines are not damaged.


4. High-priced Heating and Air Conditioning Repairs


Many homeowners skip regular maintenance in order to save money. Although an HVAC system may appear to be in great shape, minor problems can cause an increase in stress on the system. These problems can lead to costly future repairs.


5. HVAC Lifespan Reduced


The increased wear and strain on the system can lead to costly repairs and can also severely diminish a system's lifespan. If it is properly maintained, an HVAC system will last for between 15 and 20 years.


6. More expensive energy bills and energy waste


While an HVAC system that is maintained and repaired frequently may still be able to heat and cool a room, it will not work efficiently. The HVAC system will need to perform more efficiently to maintain a comfortable indoor environment and consume more energy for cooling or heating. This can result in a loss of energy that could have a huge economic impact on your electricity bill. While repairs and maintenance could cost a lot, they can save you money in the long-term on your energy costs.


A broken furnace can cause much trouble. Be aware of smoke pollution in the home as well as fire hazards. But you should do your homework first to ensure that this doesn't happen!

The most important thing to remember is that fixing your equipment is important because it eliminates errors inside and improves efficiency by as much as 15 percent. Some people believe that installing new ductwork could also resolve their problem; however, there's no long-term research done to support these claims. Therefore, until further notice, don't count on anything except traditional methods including changing filters and cleaning the vents using bleach wipes.

Elevation Mechanical LLC

Colorado Springs, Co

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