How Flooding May Damage Your HVAC System
2 June 2016
You probably know that storms and floods can damage your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, but do you know how the damage occurs? Here are some parts of the system that floods may damage, and the specific damage they may incur:
The major danger of having water in the ductwork is that it may spread dangerous pathogens throughout the house. For example, floodwater may be contaminated with sewage effluent, which contains dangerous microorganisms.
Air Conditioners: The Cost Of Too Much Refrigerant
10 February 2016
An air conditioner's refrigerant is at the center of the cooling process. It plays an important role such that when there is a slight drop in refrigerant levels, coil-icing and general cooling efficiency problems usually start to crop up. This is one of the main reasons why it is important that you not only seal any refrigerant leaks as soon as they are detected but also that you replace the lost amount.
Spill Switch: What Happens If Your Gas Furnace Doesn't Have One?
5 January 2016
Gas furnace's come equipped with many parts designed to keep your home safe during operation. If someone removes the parts from the furnace, your home is no longer safe. One of the parts you should check your furnace for is the spill switch, which is a safety device placed on the furnace to regulate and monitor how much gas flows through the appliance when on. If the furnace releases too much gas, or if the furnace develops a leak, the spill switch shuts down the appliance.
What To Do When Your Heating And/Or Cooling Goes Out
18 November 2015
When your heating and cooling system goes out it can spell big trouble if you are currently experiencing extreme temperatures outside. In fact, during certain times of the year it can even be a life-threatening occurrence.
You want to get an HVAC technician out to fix the problem as soon as possible, but there is the possibility they may not be able to get to you for a couple of days.