Calls for home heating repairs rise as temperatures drop

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 05:50PM
Cold weather tips to preserve your plumbing: John Rawlins reports on Action News at 4:30 p.m., January 3, 2018


It's no surprise with the frigid temperatures that HVAC companies have been working overtime.

Some people have been without heat for a day or two, and with no signs of relief in sight.

Nelson Vegas says his business is booming.

"With the temperature being as a bad as it is, we've been very busy," he said.

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Vegas said his day started at 7 a.m., and nine service calls later he is still making repairs for customers with no heat.

Bill Tryon and his family returned back home to Horsham from Florida New Year's Day to a home with no heat. They've been keeping warm by using a wood-burning fireplace and electric radiator.

"When the boiler does go down, you have not hot water, you have no hot water baseboard heat throughout the house," said Vegas. "These things are working maybe twice as hard or three times as hard when you have a 50-degree temperature swing."

Age, wear, and tear, and right now weather, can force an HVAC system to break down. And with no end in sight for the frigid temperatures in our area, repair companies will be busy.

Drop in temperature means rise in home heating repairs

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