Here in Ball, we feel like we rarely use our heaters. That makes it really easy for us to push aside heater repairs until later — we shouldn’t worry about it if it doesn’t affect us at the moment. However, heater repairs that are left unaddressed can have serious consequences in your home.
Ball Heating & Air Conditioning wants your home to be healthy and comfortable. We also want to make sure you know the full effect of heater malfunctions and how your indoor air quality can suffer. How are heating system repairs and poor indoor air quality-related?
Why Do Heater Repairs Decrease Air Quality?
To be clear, not all heater repairs will have an effect on your air quality. However, when your heater can’t run the way it’s supposed to, it often fails to filter your air properly as well. Your HVAC system is largely responsible for the filtration of your air inside, so you need your heater to be operating correctly at all times. Even if you don’t need to heat your home, your HVAC system still needs to filter your air!
Heater Repairs That Affect Your Air
Each home is different, so we can never say for sure what the source of your poor air quality is until we evaluate your home. However, there are several common heater repairs that can cause show symptoms in your air quality.
- Clogged air filters
- Broken motors
- Obstructed air ducts
- Incorrect thermostat settings
- Faulty sensors
All of these things keep the heater from turning on at the right time, filtering air and delivering it back to your home. If your heater isn’t running, the air isn’t moving through the filtration process!
Using FAN Instead of AUTO
One of the ways you can try to filter your air without using the heating element is to turn on just the fan inside the HVAC system. When the heating element is on, this fan blows warm air through your ducts. When the heating element is off, the fan simply blows the existing air through the ducts and the filter.
While this will not fix any heater repairs, it will ensure your air is being filtered while the heater problem is fixed. Don’t let your lungs suffer while you decide if your heater can be repaired!
Rapid Response Heater Repairs
Even if you’re not as concerned about your heater’s performance during our mild winter season, you should never put off heater repairs. The heater itself isn’t the only part of your HVAC system, and one damaged function will affect the entire process. It’s a better idea to have your system evaluated by professionals. Experts will be able to give you an honest recommendation on the urgency of the repair at hand. Once you have all the information, you can make an educated decision for your home.
Let Ball Help You!
Our team at Ball Heating & Air Conditioning has everything you need to make sure your heater repair is taken care of. As your local HVAC repair company, we’ve got your back. Give us a call today and speak with a friendly customer service representative!