Calling all ghouls and gals – Halloween will be here before you know it!
Soon, you’ll be carving jack-o-lanterns, sneaking pieces of candy corn when no one’s looking, and your neighborhood’s streets will be filled with children dressed as ghosts and goblins with the goal of filling up their pumpkin buckets with their favorite sweet treats!
You know what also happens on the Northshore in Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Abita Springs, Ponchatoula, and Hammond this time of year? Our temperatures begin to fluctuate, and your haunted house will go from needing to use its AC to its heater in the same day (or maybe even the same scary night!).
But we’ve got a warning to those of you who think you can fool the spirits this October by skipping out on fall maintenance on your home’s heater and air conditioner. There are a number of spooky things that can happen to these important systems if you don’t act quickly to prevent the curse of broken ACs and heaters from being cast upon your home.
Here’s our list of 5 spooky things that can happen to your home’s HVAC system without fall maintenance:
#1. Dirty Coils
Just like coiled up snakes that have been slithering through the mud, the coils in your home’s heater and air system’s evaporator can easily become dirty. Without proper cleaning from a trained heating and air professional like the ones at Three Rivers Services, dirty coils can restrict airflow and reduce heating and cooling efficiency. As a result, you might see a frightening spike in your electricity bill this fall as you simply try to keep your family comfortable. Additionally, dirty coils can send your home’s heater and air to the home appliance graveyard much to soon.
#2. Blocked Condensers
Your heater and air conditioner’s condenser is the most important part of your heating and cooling system. Think of it as the caramel on your candied apple. If your condenser gets blocked with dirt or other debris, it could impede the normal heat transfer that’s supposed to take place inside your home, making the condenser’s temperature hotter than the boiling contents of a witch’s cauldron! This will both make your AC and heater run less efficiently and put your condenser at risk of burning out, too!
#3. Fluid Leaks
Your home’s heater and air conditioner contain magic potions in the forms of fluids such as freon and other coolants that make the system run properly. If there’s a leak in your system, these fluids can spill out onto your yard, putting children and pets in danger, make your AC and heater run less efficiently, or even stop them from performing at all.
#4. Power Malfunctions
Heaters and air conditioners are electrifying! But you don’t want that power to be misused. As part of our annual fall maintenance, Three Rivers Services performs tests to make sure your systems are powering up and powering down properly.
#5. Dirty Blowers
You may decorate your windows and front porches with cobwebs this Halloween, but you don’t want them forming in your home’s heater and air conditioner! The blower component of your home’s heating and air system circulates your warmed or cooled air throughout your home.
If it becomes dirty – and they all eventually do – you may experience a terrifying jump in your electricity usage and, if left untreated long enough, cause your heater and air conditioner to fail altogether! To stop your heater and air conditioner from coding this fall when you need them the most, schedule fall maintenance with Three Rivers so we can clean your blower of all dirt and debris.
Contact Us to Keep These Horrifying Things from Happening to Your Home’s Heater and Air Conditioner
Are you scared yet? You should be! You see, in Southeastern Louisiana we need our ACs and heaters functioning properly all year long. To make sure that happens, Three Rivers Services offers Fall Maintenance for heating and air emergencies, same day service – even on All Hallows Eve!
To reach us for help, call us today at (985) 202-1206.