North Wind Mechanical Blog : Archive for December, 2016

Avoid Issues with Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

When you think about heating your home for the winter season, mild as it may be in this part of the country, you probably think about scheduling routine heating maintenance and ensuring that you are able to heat your home efficiently. These are important considerations, of course. The most important consideration, however, is guaranteeing that you are heating your home safely.

When you combust fuel in order to heat your home, you run the risk of exposing those in your home to carbon monoxide. For reasons that we’ll discuss below, it is vital that you have a good carbon monoxide detector in Mesa, AZ. Schedule service with us to ensure that this is the case.

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Heating Pro Tip: Change the Air Filter

Monday, December 19th, 2016

We’ve already seen nighttime temperatures drop into the thirties, and that is going to be happening more and more regularly over the course of the next couple of months. Those that believe heating is not a priority in Arizona had best reevaluate that position. You are going to need your heater in Mesa, and you are going to want that heater to function as effectively, efficiently, and reliably as possible.

The best way in which to ensure that this is the case, of course, is to schedule routine heating maintenance. There is one task that you should handle on your own, though. That is to make sure that there is always a clean, fresh filter in your forced air heater.

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How Can Dry Air Affect Me?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Living in an arid climate has its benefits. For instance, we don’t have to deal with oppressive, uncomfortable humidity during the summer season. It definitely gets very hot, but the dry heat is certainly preferable to most. There are many ways, however, in which very low humidity levels can negatively affect you, your home, and your health.

We are definitely moving into the cooler time of the year, with nighttime temperatures already falling into the forties and, occasionally, the thirties. As temperatures fall, humidity tends to as well. As you run your heater during the coming chilly night, make sure that you are not reheating and circulating air throughout your home that is excessively dry. Consider using a whole-house humidifier in Mesa, AZ.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like It’s Burning?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

It’s December, and while the winter season doesn’t bring subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall in this part of the country, things have definitely started cooling off. Looking at upcoming temperatures, there are a lot more 60’s than 70’s in the forecast, and plenty of 30’s on the low side of things. No doubt about it now. It’s your heater’s turn to step up to the plate.

Some homeowners underestimate just how important their heating ┬ásystems are around here, due to the fact that winter is pretty mild. We’re here to tell you that you cannot afford to ignore signs of trouble with your heater. Not only do you put your comfort at risk in doing so, but potentially your safety as well.

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