Posts Tagged "Heating Repair"
Help for Flooding Victims in the Kansas City Area
Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area
If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.
Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.
What should you do?
How to Sniff Out a Bad HVAC Contractor
Comfort Bear here. Let me tell you something about my cousins from the Arctic:
When they’re looking for a tasty meal, they rely on a sharp sense of smell. It’s so strong that they can even smell prey from under the ice.
If you humans had a sense of smell that good, you might be able to sniff out a fishy HVAC contractor. A bad HVAC contractor is a huge loss of both time and money, but it can be difficult to spot them.
Of course, humans do have something like this sense of smell, but they call it their intuition and experience. I’ll share some of that experience with you so you can sniff out a bad contractor.
Tips On Getting Ready for Heating Season
If you haven’t already, now is the time to get your home all set up for heating season! You don’t want to wait until the temperature really starts to drop before making sure that your home is properly prepared for it, do you? Of course not! Better to take care of it now, so in a couple of weeks you don’t have to worry about it. With that in mind, let’s go over some of the best ways that you can make sure your home is as prepared as possible for the upcoming heating season.
Make Sure You Check These Common Problems With Heating Systems Before Calling for Repair
Your HVAC system having heating issues is never fun to deal with, especially during the cold days. Whether it feels like cold air is coming out, or the HVAC system is having airflow issues or ductwork issues, there are common furnace problems that a little troubleshooting by homeowners can avoid unnecessary repair bills.
While there may be issues with internal components, such as the blower motor, limit switch, fan motors, flame sensors, electronic ignition control, to faulty thermostats, compressor, gas valves, heat exchangers or thermocouples, which will typically require a HVAC professional to repair, there are other issues that you can address to get the warm air flowing again.
You never know, it might be that your heating system just needs a couple common heating tweaks in order to return to working properly, and potentially even reduce your energy costs. Have a look at the following things before you call for heating repair.