How you can Prevent Heating System Failure During Frigid Temperatures
When you least expect it your heating system can fail, leaving you helpless until you can discover the reason or get service from an expert.
ABEL recently sent a list of tips to our local Minneapolis television channels. These are actions homeowners can take to help prevent a serious heating outage at the worst time. The results? We were interviewed by WCCO CBS Channel 4’s Bill Hudson.
Here is that complete check list of things you can do to keep your boiler or furnace system in good working order, and protect your health and property:
- Listen to see if your furnace or boiler is making any high-pitched or grinding noises that might indicate upcoming heat failure.
- Check your thermostat batteries. When was the last time they were changed? Dead batteries can shut down your heating system when least expected.
- On a boiler, check your pressure. Most high-efficient boilers are PVC vented and will not operate below 12 psi.
- On a forced air system, check your filters to be sure they are clean. You need to insure good air-flow, especially now when your system will run much longer than usual
- Wind driven snow and ice can coat outside gas regulators and gas meters. Be sure to keep them clear or they will not vent properly, and the safety device that will lock them out.
- Be sure any drain lines are not blocked by internal debris and that no household items are placed near or on top of hoses and drains.
Click Image to View CBS Television Coverage with Fred Ridler, owner of ABEL Heating and Cooling, and Reporter Bill Hudson
Try these suggestions now and if you discover, or suspect problems, trust the experts at ABEL Heating and Cooling to help. We’ll look for the best solutions to keep your home warm and safe during these harsh weather days.
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