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Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection


Does Your Furnace Keep Shutting Off? Reasons Why That May Be

Have you noticed that your heating system is shutting off and you have no idea why? As fall and winter approach, you need to be able to rely on your heating system and know that it isn't going to fail on you unexpectedly during the middle of a frigid night. The following tips are going to help you understand why your heating system may be failing, what you can do about it, and when you may need to get in touch with a professional.

Check the Air Filter

The air filter is ultimately responsible for ensuring that efficient airflow is able to make it through the heating and air system. To ensure that your system continues to operate smoothly, it is imperative that your air filter is changed every few months at a minimum. If the filter gets too dirty, then air is unable to move through it freely. This can result in the heating system randomly shutting off. So, check the air filter to see if it is dirty. Consider replacing the filter with a new one if it's dirty or if you'd rather just to be safe. If this does not fix the problem, you will need to contact a repair service.

Inspect the Windows

If your heating system realizes that the air around the thermostat is not properly heated, it will shut off. In some cases, the seals around your windows may be insufficient causing the air to dissipate pretty quickly. This can cause the home to cool off sooner than usual, resulting in the heating system needing to switch back on. Check your window seals for any signs of wear and tear, such as tears and cracks. It is not expensive to replace the weather-stripping around the windows, and it can be purchased easily at a nearby home improvement store. If you continue to have problems after replacing the weather-stripping or don't believe you can fix this issue on your own, contact a professional for assistance.

Check the Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the temperature around it and adjusts the HVAC system accordingly. If the thermostat needs new batteries, is old, or is located in a warmer area of the home, it may cause the heating system to switch off more often than it should. You may want to consider either upgrading to a more modern model or having a professional relocate it away from excess warmth or a more central area of the house.

If you continue having issues, get in touch with a heating company like Phil's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

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Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection

I almost always have my air conditioner inspected every spring before I start using it in the summer. However, last year I decided to skip the inspection. Everything had been OK for the last couple of years, so I assumed that it would be fine this year as well. Why not save a few dollars and skip the annual check up, just this once? Of course, this was the year that my air conditioner decided to break down. It ran for a few days, but it never really seemed to get cool enough to bring the indoor temperature down. Then it started making a loud noise, right before shutting off completely. By that time, the AC repair company was swamped like it always is when the weather is warm, and I had to wait days for an appointment. Next year, I will definitely be getting that yearly inspection first.

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