Clean HVAC System To Prevent Overheating
Keith Wray, Thiele Service Technician, Provides Furnace Advice to StormTeam 6
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January 8, 2015 — During the current Arctic blast that has temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit in Central Indiana, it’s important to make sure your furnace is working well, according to a special weather report yesterday by StormTeam 6 on the Indy Channel WRTV.
The news report featured tips provided by Keith Wray, an experienced Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning service technician. Some of tips offered during the report, to help prevent your furnace from being overworked, include:
- Lack of regular maintenance is the primary cause of furnace breakdowns and it’s never too late begin.
- For elderly people, ensuring your source of heat is working well is crucial during extreme periods like we are currently experiencing. (Side note: if anyone over 70 lives in your house and it’s been over a year since your furnace was serviced, consider scheduling an HVAC maintenance appointment with a reputable heating and cooling expert to greatly improve the odds that you don’t have any problems throughout the winter. )
- A dirty air filter is the most common reason that HVAC systems overheat, so consider a quick trip to the hardware store to purchase appropriate replacement filters. (Side note: if you have a washable electronic air filter, wash it regularly.)
- Annual service and cleaning is the best way to ensure an HVAC system works properly throughout its average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Watch Video Featuring Keith Wray of Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning
You can also view the video of the special weather report here: Experts: Regular furnace maintenance is crucial