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Know Which Winter HVAC Safety Hazards to Watch Out For

An HVAC unit covered in the winter protects from snow and ice.With the weather getting colder and the seasons changing, winter HVAC safety hazards are a common issue for many homeowners. Knowing what to look for can tell you when there’s a problem that you need a professional to address. Here are four of the most common winter HVAC safety hazards you may encounter this season.

Four Common Winter HVAC Safety Hazards

1. A Broken Thermostat

When your heat’s not turning on, you may think it’s a problem with your heating system, but that is not always the case. Your thermostat could have bad batteries or it could be broken and have a short that needs rewiring. In some cases, the thermostat may need to be replaced. If you have an aging thermostat, installing a new smart thermostat can improve efficiency and keep you comfortable this winter.

2. Frozen Pipes

When the temperature starts dropping, pipes can easily freeze in the colder weather. While this issue can often be corrected by warming the pipes, sometimes more severe damage does occur. In plumbing emergencies where your pipes burst or are damaged, you should contact a professional for repairs as soon as possible.

3. Reduced Airflow

If the heat isn’t circulating correctly throughout your home, you could have an airflow issue. When your HVAC is unable to circulate warm air, this can be due to several causes such as clogged heating filters, motor problems, or fans not working properly. No matter the root cause, a professional can make the needed furnace repairs or perform necessary maintenance.

4. Your Pilot Light Goes Out

When your pilot light goes out on older furnaces, this prevents your furnace from heating air to warm your home. This can be caused by a draft, a broken pilot light, broken sensors, or other issues with your HVAC system.

When You Need HVAC Service This Winter

At Arpi’s Industries, we’ve been proudly serving homeowners in Calgary and the surrounding communities since 1963, and we look forward to helping you this winter as you encounter winter HVAC safety hazards or any other issues. If you’re encountering any problems with your HVAC system, we invite you to contact us today with any questions you may have.

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