Steps to Dog Proof Your HVAC System

September 25, 2019

How to Dog-Proof Your HVAC System Dog-proofing your HVAC system is as much about your dog’s safety as it is about your home’s heating and cooling. Taking a few preventative measures can achieve both goals. At , we advise all our dog-owning customers in San Antonio, Texas, to take the following easy steps to dog-proof their home’s HVAC system. 1. Protect Wiring Dogs are notorious for gnawing on anything that looks like it could be fun to chew. Unfortunately, wires can fall under this category. That’s why it is important to take your HVAC system’s wires off the menu by encasing them in some sort of protective material. An effective way of doing this is to use metal conduit tubing for wrapping wires. You’ll be keeping your HVAC system operational while making sure your dog stays away from the dangerous electrical current. 2. Install an Indoor Fence Depending on how well you’ve trained your dog, it may or may not feel the need to mark its territory inside your home by urinating on its surroundings. Grates and other HVAC system parts can be corroded by your dog’s territory-marking habit. The best way to avoid this is to keep your HVAC...

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What Causes a Heating System to Continuously Run Without Turning Off?

January 6, 2019

We occasionally get service calls when someone’s heating system fails to turn off. Sometimes, the problem was an easy fix that didn’t really need expert help. And other times, our help is truly needed. In most instances, the problem is fixable by the homeowner. Here are a few reasons why your heating system may keep running. The Thermostat Is Set Too High Although it seems obvious, not everyone remembers to check the thermostat’s programmed temperature before calling in San Antonio to see why their heating system isn’t turning off. This is the first thing you should do when the heat isn’t turning off. Compare the programmed temperature to the current temperature. If it’s set too high, as in 90 degrees, then that may be the only problem. Lower the programmed temperature and wait a bit to see if that solves your problem. Also, ask members of your household if they often change the thermostat since this can make it appear as if the heat is continuously running without shutting off. If the current temperature is lower than the programmed temperature and the programmed temperature isn’t too high, then the heating system may be struggling to reach the desired temperature. The...

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