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Cleburne Heating Contractor, Glenn Aire Company, owner Jeff McKenzie discusses home heating maintenance and repair.

The winter months can be especially difficult times for your health because of the way we tend to close up our homes and try to keep the heat in and the cold out. The way homes are built now days the exchange of air can be very minimal which can lead to a build up in humidity which can cause all kinds of problems. Homes that are either too humid or too dry can cause buildup of bacteria or can cause sinus tissue to become cracked and vulnerable to disease. Proper humidity is important.

When the winter arrives you should have your home heating system checked to make sure that the burners are working properly but you should also have your humidifier checked. If you don’t have one you should consider having one installed. They are not very expensive and can actually lower your health care costs.With the arctic weather finally here it’s imperative that you have a properly working home heating system.  While the best recipe for ensuring a working heater is consistent maintenance throughout the year, we understand that it may be too late for some of you whose system has already broken down.

Depending upon the nature of your system, you may be able to do some repair work yourself.  We always recommend having a professional thoroughly evaluate your system, but for those of you who feel comfortable enough performing your own maintenance, here is our advice on what to do.First, and this may be stating the obvious, but if you are not experiencing any heat from your system be sure to verify that your thermostat is set to “heat” and double-check the temperature setting.  This will help eliminate the thermostat as being the source of the problem.

Next, and one of the easiest repairs you can do, consider changing the filter.  Dirt can clog your system’s filter causing it to overwork and potentially shut down.  Turn off your unit’s power and check the filter.  Determine whether it is a disposable filter or a filter that needs to be cleaned and replaced.  New filters are inexpensive and can be purchased at most home improvement stores.  Also, take this as an opportunity to clean out the inside of your system.  Use a vacuum and remove any dirt and debris you find.

Finally, as your system is still powered down, check for worn parts.  You may need to hire a professional to replace belts and other objects.Again, we generally recommend hiring a professional contractor.  They will be thoroughly trained in how to repair your system.

Cleburne Heating Contractor Glenn Aire Company is a family owned business. Jeff McKenzie and his son Matt and his daughter Brooke all work to make sure you get the best service and the highest quality products possible.  Jeff purchased Glenn Aire Company from the founder in 2005 and Glenn Aire Company has clients who have been with the company for well over 20 years at this time. We hope you will give us a chance to treat you like family.

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