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Don’t Let Heater Problems Endanger You

furnace-repairThere are HVAC contractors out there that are going to try to line their pockets by any means necessary, even if that means using scare tactics to drive up service calls. We definitely not an example of that type of HVAC contractor. This does not mean, however, that there is no risk of danger with using your heating system. The best key to keeping your heater as safe to use as possible is routine heating maintenance, which is why we offer a great maintenance program to our clients.

Even those systems that are meticulously maintained, however, are going to run into operational problems from time to time. If and when your system lands in trouble, remember that we are the company to call when you want it restored to peak functionality fast. Not only will this help to limit any potential damages to your system, but swift heating repair in Columbia, MD is also the best way to protect your safety in the event of a malfunction.

Don’t Ignore Burning Odors

Do you smell a burning odor when you run your heater? If so, and it is when you first fire up the system for the season, you may not have anything to worry about. It could just be the odor of dust burning off of the burner. That is not a big safety hazard.

If that odor does not go away, though, and especially if there is a burning plastic odor, then you need to contact us right away. There could be a problem with overheating wiring or some other issue that could, in fact, present a real safety concern. Your heater should never, ever generate smoke, either.

Do You Smell Gas?

Natural gas is an incredibly popular fuel in homes throughout the country. This comes as no surprise, considering how convenient natural gas is. It is piped directly into your home, meaning that you don’t have to worry about fuel deliveries or storing it on-site. It is also a largely domestic product, eliminating major price fluctuations, and it burns quite cleanly.

However, it is still a combustible fuel. Any indication of a natural gas leak in your home demands immediate attention. If you smell the sulfuric odor of natural gas, or if you notice dying vegetation in the yard around a buried gas line, contact us right away to have the problem assessed. 

Circuits Should Not Keep Tripping

Your circuit breaker makes resetting tripped circuits very simple. That does not mean that you should ignore the fact that you are going down to the circuit breaker very, very frequently though. That is abnormal, and may suggest that your heater is overwhelming the circuit that it runs on.

It may not seem like a huge issue, but restarting that heater over and over will actually drive up energy costs and put a lot of wear and tear on the heater. Plus, that constant tripping of a circuit could also mean that there is a potentially serious electrical problem. Let us know what concerns you may have, so our professional technicians can resolve them promptly.

Schedule your heating repairs with MBS Mechanical, Inc.

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