3 HVAC Scares to Keep in Mind This Halloween

You’ve decorated your house and stocked up on treats for the neighborhood kids, but are you truly ready for Halloween in Daingerfield, Texas? What you may not realize is there are spooky problems taking root in your HVAC system that can lead to costly issues down the road. Here are some common HVAC scares to be on the lookout for this Halloween.

Blocked Air Vents

Your HVAC system requires proper airflow to disperse clean, breathable air throughout the home. When the vents are blocked, the system has to work overtime to make up for the lack of airflow, impacting its efficiency and costing you money.

Changing your air filters often can keep air flowing in your HVAC system. Furniture, knickknacks, and Halloween decor can also block your air vents, so be mindful of where you place objects when decorating.

Hot Thermostat

Allowing your thermostat to get too hot can cause all sorts of problems with your HVAC system. Just think, if you’ve installed your thermostat near a heat-producing appliance or in direct sunlight, it’ll read inaccurately. This can result in issues with the entire HVAC system.

Thermostats need an accurate reading of the air’s temperature in order to make correct adjustments. Keeping anything hot away from the thermostat, including lamps, speakers and electronics, will prevent your HVAC system from overworking.

Carbon Monoxide

Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that can be fatal when inhaled. It’s the product of incomplete combustion, which can occur when there’s a fire, or when an appliance, chimney flue, or furnace exchanger malfunctions.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, severe headaches and confusion. Keep your family safe from this deadly gas by installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

Don’t lose sleep at night over these HVAC issues. Call Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 903-285-6550 to schedule your next HVAC appointment.

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