Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Don't Fail Me Now: What to Do If the Heater Breaks down This Winter

Isaiah Chapman

Winter is here, and with it comes all the cold weather. Now that the temperatures have reached uncomfortable - and often unhealthy - you need to rely on your heater for warmth. Unfortunately, heaters have a habit of breaking down when you need them the most, which leaves you without protection from the cold. If your heater breaks down this winter, you need to take quick action. Here are four steps you need to take as soon as your heater breaks down. 

Inspect Your Fuse Box

If your heater breaks down this winter, the first thing you should do is inspect your fuse box. With everyone else in the community relying on their heaters, a power surge isn't unheard of. Not only that, but you and your family may be using additional electronic devices that put a strain on your electrical system. Before you panic, check your fuse box to see if you've blown the fuse to your heater. If you have, take care of that issue and then try your heater again. 

Shut Off the Thermostat

If there wasn't a problem with the fuses, you'll need to assume that your heater has experienced a significant malfunction. If that's the case, shut off your thermostat as soon as possible. Leaving your thermostat turned to the on position could cause your heater to short-cycle, which can lead to additional problems. Short-cycling occurs when your heater cycles on and off repeatedly in an effort to get back on track. Turning the thermostat off will allow your heater to rest until the problem can be identified. 

Call for Immediate Service

As soon as you realize that you have a problem with your heater, you'll need to call an HVAC contractor who provides residential heating services. Don't attempt to make repairs by yourself. Your heater is an intricate machine. Attempting to conduct do-it-yourself repairs could end up destroying your heater. Instead, call for repairs immediately and let the service rep know that you're facing an emergency situation.  Calling for immediate repairs will help ensure that your heater is fixed in a timely manner. 

Insulate Your Water Pipes

Finally, if your heater goes out this winter, insulate your exposed water pipes immediately. The lack of heat will increase your risk for frozen pipes, which can cause ruptures and flooding. Wrapping your pipes with newspaper, magazines or towels until you can get your heater repaired will help you avoid water damage to your home.