The choice to delay furnace or boiler repairs could result in costly damage to your home and raise your risks of respiratory illness. Even if it’s the weekend or late at night, you should seek emergency heating repair. Heat could be restored in a matter of hours, and you’ll avoid the negative consequences of an unheated home.
Moisture Will Start to Condense
Even after just a couple days without heat in cold weather, dampness will set in throughout your home. Condensation will be most noticeable at first in the bathroom and kitchen where you’re running hot water. Without a normal room temperature to aid with drying or proper air circulation, dampness will sink into drywall, creep behind the trim, and collect against windows.
Mold Could Grow
Even if you’re using space heaters, warmth will not sufficiently penetrate your home’s structure. Persistent condensation breeds mold spores. The growth of mold could seriously impact the livability of your home and call for the removal of contaminated drywall, flooring, and cabinetry.
Freezing Temperatures Create an Immediate Threat
During a bad cold snap, low temperatures could freeze the water in your pipes, toilets, and water heater. Water expands as it becomes ice, which means that the pipes or containers holding water will eventually burst or crack.
If your pipes break, then you could face replacement costs for:
- Water supply lines and drains
- Walls, floors, and ceilings
- Water heater
Technicians from David White Services can respond to emergency heating repair calls in Athens, Lancaster, and the surrounding areas. We’re knowledgeable about all brands and models of furnaces, and we can also help you out with HVAC system upgrades, duct cleaning, system maintenance, and more. Contact us today to learn more.
Cold Homes Invite Respiratory Illness
A cold and damp atmosphere aggravates respiratory conditions and can worsen chronic coughs or make it harder to recover from a cold. Cold living quarters place stress upon your body. Elderly people and young children might be especially vulnerable to respiratory illness when living without proper heat.
David White Services has all of the resources necessary to maintain or upgrade your heating or air conditioning. Call us today for repairs.