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Identifying Air Conditioning Problems

Last summer, after carefully planning a family reunion for months, the worst thing in the world happened. My air conditioner died right in the middle of the night--when we had our entire family staying at our house. People were uncomfortable and grumpy because of the heat, and it was really embarrassing. Fortunately, we were able to get an HVAC contractor out to help us, and they did an awesome job fixing things fast. To prevent problems in the future, I decided that it would be smart to learn how to identify air conditioning problems. My website is all about finding the things that are wrong with your HVAC system and preventing issues.

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5 Spring Heating Repairs That Need To Be Done Before You Forget About Them And They Get Worse

Now that you are using your heating less or maybe not even turning it on at all, you want to remember the problems that need to be repaired before summer. Repairing minor issues now will help ensure they do not get worse and cause costly repairs to be needed when you need your heating again next winter. The following are some of the things that you want to repair now before they get worse over the summer months.

1. Inefficient Boilers 

The boiler of your home is used for heating and hot water during the winter months. Therefore, it gets a lot of wear and may need to be cleaned and repaired before summer. You will want to make sure to take care of problems with boiler burners and control panels before summer to ensure the boiler can still provide hot water when you need it during the warmest months of the year.

2. Leaking Radiant Heating System

Radiant heating systems that are connected to a boiler can cause problems with air inside the heating circuit and issues with minor leaks. As the temperatures change outside, the problems with worn fittings and leaks can get worse. Therefore, you will want to address these problems with your radiant heating system before they get worse during the summer months.

3. Broken Central HVAC Furnaces 

The HVAC furnace if you have central heating and air conditioning, can be an area where problems start small in spring. If you have an electric furnace, it can be the heating element being worn-out and dirty, and cleaning or replacing it will solve the problem. The problem could be with electrical wiring and controls with both gas and electric furnaces. With gas furnaces, you may need to replace gas connections, burner elements or pipes to solve the problems before summer.

4. Damaged HVAC Ductwork 

Your heating ductwork can also be damaged, which can cause problems with the operation of your heating, as well as your cooling. Therefore, you will want to repair any damaged ducts before summer gets here. In addition, adjust the dampers and have them repaired if they are not working properly before you start using the AC.

5. Thermostat Problems

Another problem that can affect both heating and cooling in your home is a broken thermostat. Sometimes, these problems are worse during the winter months when you need heating. The problems with thermostats may be due to damaged wiring or batteries that need to be changed. If the thermostat is broken, it may be time to upgrade it before summer.

These are some of the heating repairs that you want to have done this spring before they get worse over the winter months. If you are ready for spring heating repairs before summer, contact a heating repair service for help before you forget about these problems.