Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.
It sure is nice to turn on a switch and have heat in the home. Unfortunately, many homeowners wait until their boiler completely breaks down to even look at it. The boiler that is in your home is an amazing piece of equipment that, if taken care of, can last a very long time. It can be difficult to know when to replace your boiler, or even know when your boiler is starting to decline. Here are a few ways that you can know it is time to replace or repair the boiler that keeps your home warm.
You need to ask yourself a few questions about the boiler in your home. The first question that you should ask is how old it is. The boilers that are in the majority of homes are great, but they are not built to last forever. Condensing boilers are expected to last between 15-20 years. Cast iron boilers should be considered out of order after 20-30 years of use. However, with these older cast iron boilers, you may find that you are losing a lot of energy. If you look at your boiler and realize that it is over 20 years old, you will want to start thinking about replacing it.
One of the most important things that you can check as a homeowner is the color of the flames on the burner. If you see that your gas burner has a yellow flame, or your oil boiler has black soot, you need to contact a technician immediately. These colors on the boiler show that the fuel is not burning properly. When the fuel is not burning properly, there is a very high likelihood that your boiler is releasing carbon monoxide. Install carbon monoxide detectors immediately, and get a technician to come out and look at the boiler.
Pay attention to the trends in your home. You may find that a room in your house is extremely warm while another room is not getting enough heat. The inconsistent heating capabilities of your boiler are a sign that it is having major problems. Some problems may be coming from the boiler itself, and some of the problems may be coming from the duct system. Either way, if you are experiencing inconsistent heating in your home, you want to have a professional find the problem.
Working with a reliable boiler repair technician in your area can help.Share
5 June 2017