Finally, the weather has started cooling down! There’s just something about brisk days and nights! I love living in Richmond — we get to experience all four seasons! As the temperatures are dropping, many people start thinking about turning on their heat. For safety reasons, it is important to get your gas or oil heating system checked over before you begin using it. These two types of systems have the potential of creating carbon monoxide. On several occasions, we have arrived at a customer’s home to check over their system (including gas logs) for the season, and found a hole in the heat exchanger. If not repaired, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Many people aren’t aware of this, but gas logs also have the potential of omitting carbon monoxide. Many customers will have us check over and light their logs while we are there cleaning their main heating system.
If you heat your home with a heat pump, the service check will need to be done when the outdoor temperature is BELOW 65°. Watching the temperature is important for proper Freon readings in the heat mode. We will clear the drain lines and make sure all of the electricals are running properly.