The duct system is an integral part of heating and air conditioning in many homes throughout the Rye, NY area. It carries heated air in the winter and cooled air in the summer, ensuring that the entire household is heated or cooled evenly. Because they’re hidden in the attics, the crawlspaces, and other out-of-the-way locales, they don’t often suffer damage. But damage can occur when bolts between duct sections wear out, animals like raccoons enter the home, or even when work on another part of the house runs into trouble. A trained technician can seal a leaking or a breached duct, but the problem can be hard to spot since the ducts are usually tucked away out of sight. A diligent homeowner can detect distinct signs of trouble, however, and summon assistance promptly. Such signs can include, but are not limited to, the following:
Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Archive for November, 2016
Many homes in Larchmont, NY make use of forced-air furnaces, which use burners or electrical power to warm the air, then blow it through the home via the duct system. Problems can be caused when the air flow is slowed, which can happen for a number of reasons. Only a trained technician can diagnose such a problem, but astute homeowners can spot the presence of low air flow and summon a technician to take care of the problem. Here is a quick description of the causes of low air flow, and why the situation is such a problem when it arises.
Fall has arrived in Pelham, NY, and winter weather will be here soon. Every day, the temperature gets a little bit colder, and residents will rely on their heating systems more and more in the coming weeks. We strongly recommend a heating maintenance session for any home in the area that has not scheduled one since the end of last heating season. The benefits of maintenance extend beyond the winter to the overall life of the heater. Most prudent homeowners can spot the signs that they need maintenance, and doing so now can pay big dividends this winter.
Heating systems such as forced-air furnaces come equipped with air filters to strain out dust and contaminants from the air. That helps keep the blower motor and other key components free of dirt, as well as improving the indoor air quality in most Bronx, NY homes. Over time, filters can become clogged with excess dirt and debris, and need to be changed out for fresh filters.