HVAC Scares You Want to Avoid During Halloween | DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning
HVAC Scares to Avoid
Halloween can be a fun time for dressing up and getting out of your comfort zone. While watching scary movies or visiting a haunted house can be fun, you can control the scariness at a time when you're prepared for it. Unfortunately, your HVAC system can have some scary problems when you're not prepared if you don't work to avoid them this spooky season.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is no joking matter. It can be hazardous to you and your family members. In a properly working HVAC system, this harmful fume is vented out of your home via your flue and exhaust vents. When not properly cleaned and maintained, your venting system can leak carbon monoxide into your home. Maintaining your HVAC system each fall is a great way to prevent this issue. Also, you'll want to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home to alert you of any leakage of this harmful toxin.

Overheating

It's important to realize that your HVAC likely runs on a fuel that combusts to create heat. When issues occur, your system can unexpectedly overheat. You must investigate any odd burning smells coming from your system and turn it off immediately to have an HVAC professional assess it. The only time you don't need to be overly concerned with a burning smell coming from your HVAC system is when you start it up in the fall after it has been sitting during the summer months. This burning smell will simply be excess dust on your system's components burning off. It should dissipate after a few minutes of the system running.

Musty Smells

One unpleasant smell that your HVAC system may produce is a musty one. This is due to the presence of mold and mildew in your ducting. It's best to have your ductwork cleaned by a professional to rid it of any mold or mildew that is present. Letting this problem progress can lead to serious health problems as your family members can easily inhale mold spores as air circulates throughout your home.

Poor Airflow

Over time, it's common for a homeowner to accidentally place items like furniture in front of an HVAC vent. Unfortunately, this can block the vent from properly circulating air throughout your home. Additionally, dirty or clogged air filters can make it difficult for air to move throughout your entire HVAC system. This can lead to costly heating bills during the winter as your system has to work overtime to heat your home adequately. By changing your air filters regularly and inspecting all of your HVAC vents to ensure that they're getting proper ventilation, you can prevent poor airflow from happening in the first place.

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If you're having issues with your HVAC system, it's time to call the experts at DuctWorks Heating and Air Conditioning today. Our helpful HVAC professionals can assess your system and provide you with the necessary repairs to get it back to running smoothly.
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