October 17, 2023
Heater maintenance in Brunswick, ME

The heating system operates at its best when it’s clean. As it continues to run, it will collect unwanted particles in the air. It’s essential to clean your system often to keep it running at maximum performance. If you don’t clean your heating system, here’s what will happen.

1. Uneven Heating

The pollutants trapped inside the heating unit will decrease airflow. The particles reduce the heat, taking longer to distribute throughout the room. Sometimes, the room is not warm enough because the unit shuts off early. Both situations contribute to uneven heating, and it slows down the system. It continues to slow it down until it doesn’t work anymore.

2. Indoor Air Pollution

The heating system becomes a home for dust, dirt, and pollutants. As you use the furnace, those particles fly out of the unit and into the air. Some enter your eyes and block your vision temporarily. Other particles like mold and mildew cause allergy and asthma reactions after inhaling those contaminants. The unit rotates dirty air continuously, accelerating your respiratory problems and decreasing your health. Contact Dog House at the Brunswick office for indoor air quality services.

3. Air Filter Damage

The air filter will catch particles and separate them from the air. However, it can’t catch additional particles if it’s loaded. An air filter is not a set-it-and-forget-it thing. You must change the filter every three months. If you do not replace the filter, dust, dirt, dander, and allergens will clog the air filter and the unit. That shortens the lifespan of new and older systems.

4. System Burnout

Dirty air forces the heater to work harder to warm the home. The persistence will stress the motor until it burns the unit out. A non-operating device may be salvageable, but a replacement is more likely. A technician must come to your home and install a new one. Don’t expect the warranty to cover it. The warranty will not cover replacement costs if the unit breaks because of neglect or negligence.

At Dog House, we are the place you call for heating, cooling, and plumbing services. We offer repair, installation, and routine maintenance for furnaces and ACs. We repair and replace heat pumps, ductless ACs, and boilers. In addition, we offer duct cleaning, plumbing, and indoor air quality services. Contact Dog House in Maine for more information on our offerings and specials.

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