LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The extreme drop in temperatures left many homeowners without heat. HVAC companies say that the amount of calls they got Tuesday was a large increase since Monday.
“Today we started early and we’ll probably go late into the evening trying to get everybody taken care of,” said Ricky Stivers with Stivers HVAC.
Stivers says that an extreme drop in temperature forces heating systems to work excessively, and that’s when they break.
“Routine maintenance can do away with a lot of the emergency calls we get,” he said.
He says that having a routine yearly inspection done could prevent this from happening.
“A lot of people get their cars tuned up before they go on vacation. For us, the maintenance agreements or the one-time inspections, it’s kind of like getting your HVAC tuned up before the season comes,” said Stivers.
Stivers also says that the cleaner you keep everything, the better it’s going to perform and run.