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Why You Should Check the Gas Pressure in Your Heating Unit

 Family HomeAll home owners should be familiar with the basic functions of units in their home such as the air conditioning unit and the heating unit. Simple tasks such as changing the batteries in the smoke detectors and changing the air filters are important as well but not as important as checking the gas pressure in one’s heating unit.

The heating unit is one of the more critical units in the efficient heating and operation of one’s home. It is also the unit with the most complex parts, which if not maintained properly could cause safety issues to the household family members.

A few reasonable steps can be taken by a home owner to ensure that their heating unit is functioning properly. The most obvious course of action is to simply call a plumber or other heating unit specialist who has knowledge about the maintenance requirements for heating units. The maintenances of these units, especially checking gas pressure is important for the following reasons.

A low or fluctuating gas pressure can cause the heating unit not to function properly.

This means that the home owner is paying more for fuel costs as the unit is not functioning in an efficient capacity. This also means that the house hold is not being heated in an efficient manner. The winter months are when most home owners will see their energy bills rise. If the home’s heating unit is not functioning in an efficient manner then those winter energy costs will be considerably higher.

An ill functioning gas feed to the heating unit may be a sign of a possible gas leak.

A low pressure may indicated that there is something wrong with the control valve or that there is a leak somewhere in the system. A homeowner should call professional help at once to identify the source of the problem. If the home owner hears the sound of hissing gas or smells the odor of gas, they should leave the home and call the gas company at once.

A proper functioning heating unit will save the home owner money on future maintenance costs and repair bills.Albuquerque Heating

An inefficient gas flow will cause other problems in the heating unit and will cause additional repairs to be made. The household will also enjoy the benefit of being in a home that is properly heated and the home owners will see this reflected on the bottom line of their energy bill.


Is the heater in your Albuquerque area home not working quite like it used to? Call Daniel’s Heating & Air Conditioning at (505) 898-8860 for professional maintenance!