Heating System Failures: How to Avoid 90% Of Problems

pdm-welder1It’s easy to ignore your home comfort and put it on the back burner.

But there’s real cause for concern when it comes to your home comfort system. This is the time of year when the #1 reason for heating system failure should be on every homeowner’s mind.

Dirt. Five year olds love it, plants can’t live without it, and you’re breathing it in every day. Not just breathing it in—you’re paying to inhale the largest cause of your home’s dust and allergy problems.

You’re probably thinking that’s an exaggeration. But the simple truth is that you are paying to run your heating and cooling system, more and more as the weather heats up. And since dirt is the number one cause of system failure—90% of all failures, in fact—chances are good that dirt is keeping your system from running at peak efficiency.

Before you invest in a family set of gas masks or prepare for a nomadic existence in the Sahara (hey, at least then you won’t be paying for the dirt), you might want to give your PDM heating professional a call.

Your system works hard, turning on about 70 times a day. It’s constantly circulating and heating the air that keeps your family comfortable. Like anything else that works, it gets dirty and has to be cleaned.

There are a few questions to ask yourself before having your system cleaned:

  • How long has been since your HVAC system was cleaned?
  • Are there pets in the home?
  • Do any of your family members experience burning in the eyes, nose, or throat while in the home?
  • Is your air dry?
  • Do any family members show sinus problems

System failures caused by dirt, as well as expensive repairs, can be avoided with a little preventative maintenance. Most people don’t realize how much money they can save by making sure their system runs efficiently.

Learning the precautions are part of PDM’s effort to educate and show homeowners that certain neglected maintenance items that can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs or system replacements.

You can have your heating system inspected, plus receive other energy saving tips by calling The PDM Clean Team at 815-207-4111.