As a homeowner, you know that there are many things that can go wrong in your house. Kitchen appliances can break down, drains can clog and overflow and your HVAC system could stop working. Having functioning heat is especially important as the Midwest and Northeast are enveloped in a record-setting cold snap, and you should perform regular check-ups to make sure everything is in excellent working shape. Here are a few things you can do to ensure the longevity of your home's HVAC system:
Check for obstructions: One of the most common problems a heating system will face is it being blocked by something. If an object becomes caught anywhere in the mechanism, it needs to be removed immediately or it will not function properly and you can even risk further damage in the future.
Check for leaks: A system that leaks air will not be effective at heating or cooling your home. Look for areas where parts should be joined together but are not and then be sure to spot any noticeable holes. The holes and broken-apart sections can be easily repaired with any heat-approved tape that can be used to patch any problem areas, such as duct mastic or foil tape.
Clean the filters: Over time, a heating filter will lose its effectiveness as it becomes worn down with dust and other particles from the air and your home. If you want your system to be as efficient as possible, you should clean or replace the filter at least once per month, at a minimum. If you go to long without the filter being cleaned or replaced, everything will be inhibited and will not be able to work effectively.
If you are looking for Arlington heating repair, contact the professionals at John C. Flood today for help.