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Keeping your Home Comfortable

 

You and your family spend a long of time in your home. You will want to keep the air in your home in the best condition possible. Doing so will help you to breath easier, and have better quality air as well. The most important thing you can do is to have your HVAC system inspected regularly. Preventative maintenance is important because we will inspect all the parts and components. This is an ideal time of the year to have your unit inspected. As you need to run the air conditioner less and less, you will need to start thinking about the furnace system for the upcoming winter.

Check the Filter

The filter will be one of the many parts that should be inspected. Filters will need to be checked on a regular basis, and also changed when it is recommended. If you are not sure how often the filter should be changed, make sure to contact us. The filter needs to be used with the air conditioner, and also the furnace system. These are designed to capture dirt and dust that are in the air of your home. Without a filter, this will go into your HVAC system, and cause issues with the working parts. This allows the pollutants to get back into the air of your home.

Notice Issues

Your HVAC system should also be inspected for any issues. If you hear strange sounds coming from the system, it can indicate a problem. You will also want to make sure that the area is clear of any objects or debris. If there are things closely stacked to the HVAC system, it could pose a fire hazard. Also check for any leaks from the system and around it. If you notice it, make sure to call us so we can come and properly inspect it for you. This will help keep your home comfortable during the year.

Routine Maintenance Should not be Ignored

Routine Maintenance

 

Having routine maintenance done for your HVAC system is always critical. This will give us the opportunity to check and inspect the unit, parts, and components for you. Each are of the HVAC system will need to work efficiently and correctly with one another. If one part wears out or fails, it will lead to other parts and areas failing as well. Quickly, the price of repairs and replacements can add up. This is why it is important to have routine maintenance to help prevent and emergency situation from occurring when you would least expect it.

Routine Maintenance if you hear Sounds

The first thing to be aware of is if you notice any issues with the system. Any odd noises or sounds should always be looked at and inspected. If you ignore any issues, they can develop into a much larger problem over time. When you do not take proper care of all the components of the system, issues will occur. Everything should be inspected. This includes the filter, ductwork, thermostat, and the actual unit itself. Also make sure that the area around it is clear of any debris, junk, or water. This is a safety issue because making sure the area is clean will reduce the risk of a fire occurring.

Check the Parts

Between routine maintenance inspections, always be aware of any issues you might notice. This will help determine where the issue might be located. It is also recommended that you check the filter. The filter is important because it helps to capture any pollutants and dust that might be in the air of your home. Without the filter, the dirt and dust can cycle back into the air of your home. This can cause for uneasy breathing if you or a family member has a health issue. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you will want to make sure the air in your home is the best quality it can be. By keeping tune ups up to date, then you can increase the longevity of the unit as well.

Breathing Easier in your Home

Breathing

 

You spend a lot of time in your home, so it is important to keep the air as clean as possible. If you notice issues in the air quality in your home, it is important to have them resolved quickly. This will help the health of you and your family members as well. If you notice issues with breathing, it could be from the air in your home. You can invest in an air purifier in your home, or contact us for any other option you have. An air cleaner and air purifier can help remove some of the allergens that could be in the air in your home.

Filter

You should always remember to check and change the filter in the HVAC system. Doing so will help keep dirt and dust from entering your HVAC system and going through the parts and components. The filter is designed to capture these pollutants that are in the air in your home. The correct filter should be used in the HVAC system in your home. Without the proper one, you will notice that the system is no longer operating efficiently. You may also notice an increase in monthly energy bills as well. We can come and inspect your HVAC system and the filter as well, for your home.

Ductwork

It will also help prevent the debris from entering the ductwork in your home. When it is in the ductwork, there is a good possibility that it is then redistributed through the rest of your home again. If the ductwork is clogged, it will need to be cleaned. Removing the pollutants from the ductwork can also improve the air quality. If you are not sure if the ductwork needs to be cleaned, make sure to contact us and we can inspect it for you. Having a clean ductwork helps keep the air clean in your home.

 

 

Generators are an Option

 

Having a home means keeping it in the best condition you can keep it in. Regular maintenance is important to follow and be aware of the schedule. If you are not sure how often this should be done, we can always advise you on the schedule. Then you will be able to have the HVAC system operating correctly for your home. Another benefit you can invest in is a generator. This is important for when you need to have the electricity to working and the power goes out. We can advise you on what type and make of generator would be best for your home.

Generators

The generator will help to keep the lights in your home on, when the power goes out. If you are in need of electricity or lights, you will want to keep the power running. Also, having a generator will keep your refrigerator and freezer staying cool. This will also help to prevent food from going bad or spoiling. Depending how you have the generator hooked up, you can have uninterrupted electricity incase the power goes out. When the generator is hooked up, you will want to make sure the exhaust is released outside. Having it in your garage runs the risk of carbon monoxide getting into your home. If you are not sure if the generator is connected correctly, we can inspect it for you. This will help keep your home safe from it as well. Sometimes you will need to go and start the generator in order for it to kick in. No matter what type of generator you get, make sure to maintain it. Have it inspected for any potential issues that it might have. This will help it to stay safe and reliable through the year when it may need to be used.

Maintain the HVAC System

You will also want to make sure that you follow the correct schedule to keep your HVAC system in the best condition. Doing so will ensure that it works correctly. If you do notice an issue, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you. You will also want to make sure that the ductwork is inspected and cleaned as well. This will also help keep the air as clean as possible. Always remember to change the filter of the HVAC system so it keeps the air clean. Removing pollutants and dust from the air is important for you and your family’s health and well-being. If you have a problem with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us so we can inspect everything for you.

Remember Maintenance Inspections

 

Now is the perfect time to have your HVAC system inspected. This way we can check all the parts and components that are there. A proper maintenance schedule should be followed in order to ensure proper efficiency. When the schedule is followed, you can reduce wear and tear to parts of the system. We can also advise you on when the maintenance schedule will need to be followed for your HVAC system. You can have the air conditioner maintained and inspected toward the end of summer. Also, the heater and furnace can be inspected before you need to use it this fall. This will help to ensure it will be ready to use when you need to operate it, and you will not need to wait for an inspection by us.

Maintenance between Seasons

The change of seasons is also a great time to check the ductwork in your home. If you notice dirt and dust build up, chances are it is worse the further you get in the system. Having the ductwork cleaned will also help keep the air quality the best it can be. If you or a family member suffers breathing issues, having good quality air is important in your home. You can also contact us and we can inspect the air quality as well.

 

Other parts of the HVAC system will also need an inspection. One part is the thermostat. If you have a consistent work and home schedule, investing in a programmable thermostat will have several benefits for you and your family. You can set the thermostat and then change the temperature so it is ideal for when you arrive home again. This makes the home more enjoyable and comfortable to be in. If the thermostat needs to be repaired, we can do so quickly so your home can the best it can be.

Summer Care for your Air Conditioner

Summer care

 

Keeping your home cool is important, especially in the summer. You will also want to make sure that the air quality is the best that it can be. This will help you and your family has a more enjoyable home, while also making the air easier to breathe. If you notice that the air seems harder to breathe, or there is an odd odor, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the home and making sure that your HVAC system is working properly. We can also test the air quality in your home as well.

 

The most important thing that you should have for your home is a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. These are beneficial because their alarm system will go off when it notices carbon monoxide or smoke in the air. You should have one on each floor, and ideally have one outside of each bedroom as well. This will help incase there is an issue when your family is sleeping.

 

Also remember that the HVAC filter should be inspected on a regular basis. Make sure it is clean of any build up of dirt and dust that could be in the air of your home. You should also change and replace the filter on a regular basis as well. If you are not sure how often this schedule should be, make sure to call us and we can advise you on it. We can also inspect the HVAC system for you. Checking the filter is important, so make sure you do not ignore it.

Proper Air Conditioning Summer Maintenance

 

 

Having an efficient air conditioner is important for both your wallet and your comfort. When it is efficient, you will notice a decrease in the monthly energy bills. This is because it will not need to work as long or as hard as a unit that is not properly maintained. If you do notice that there is an increase in the monthly bill, you may want to have the air conditioner inspected. You will also want the parts working in the best condition possible so they do not do damage to the other parts as well.

Noises

When you hear an odd noise it is an indication there is an issue. These noises will warn you the air conditioner has a problem, and chance of no longer being efficient. A clunking noise can be coming from the unit itself, or even the ductwork. Make sure that you call us and schedule an inspection. This will help prevent further issues and problems from happening with your system. By having everything inspected, we can repair or replace the part as needed.

Filter

Also remember one of the most important parts of the air conditioner, the filter. The filter will catch the dust particles that are in the air of your home. This helps for breathing easier as well. If any family member with allergies or asthma, cleaning the filter is highly important. By doing so you, you will help prevent these pollutants from getting back into the air of your home and recirculating. If you are not sure when the filter should be changed, we can recommend it. Also you can look at the manufacture’s recommended schedule of when it should be changed. If you have pets or there is smoke in the home, it will probably need to be cleaned more often than someone without pets. Checking and changing the air filter will benefit the air quality, as well as the air conditioner.

Having a Dehumidifier in your Home

Dehumidifier

 

Keeping your air conditioner properly maintained is important for several reasons. You will also want to remember to change the air filter on a regular basis as well. With time the filter will capture dirt and dust that floats in the air of your home. If you are not sure of the proper filter-changing schedule, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct schedule.

Dehumidifier helps Remove Humidity

To help keep the air quality the best it can be, consider getting a dehumidifier. This removes the dampness and humidity form the air. This is not only good for comfort, but it also helps prevent damage to items in your home. If the air has too much humidity, furniture may get damaged. You may also start to notice that the wood warps or becomes uneven due to the heat.

Reducing Mold & Mildew

The dehumidifier can also help prevent the growth of mold and mildew that would be in your home. They like to grow in wet or humid climates. Mold is associated with several breathing difficulties and health issues. This can include asthma or allergic reactions. A dehumidifier can also help prevent musty odors that are in the home. This is typically caused by high humidity and mold. The problem is odors can be absorbed by some of the surroundings. These can include fabrics, walls, furniture, and clothing. A dehumidifier can remove these unpleasant odors, while also removing the humidity levels from your home.

Be Aware of Issues

If you ever have any questions about a dehumidifier, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have and what is best for your home. When you have a dehumidifier you can keep the air cool, clean, and enjoy the comfort of your home. This makes breathing the air easier and healthier this summer.

Summer Maintenance Helps the Air Conditioner

summer

 

In the summer, the heat and humidity may start to affect the comfort of your home. You will want your home to be cool and comfortable. This helps when the outdoor air can be warm and humid. You will want to make sure that the HVAC system is always operating the best that it can be. If there is an odd noise or sound coming from the air conditioner, you will want to make sure it is repaired as soon as possible.

Inspect the Filter

You will want to make sure that the filter is in the best condition possible. Dirt and dust can collect on it with time. When the air is re-circulated through the home, the filter is designed to capture these pollutants. If the filter is too clogged, it will decrease the efficiency of the unit. You will want to check the filter on a regular basis. When recommended, you should replace it. Anytime the filter is clogged significantly, make sure to replace the filter. We can also advise you on when the filter will need to be cleaned or replaced.

The Thermostat

If you notice that the actual air temp is different than the set temperature on the thermostat, it can mean it is not efficient. Contact us and we can inspect the thermostat for you. Sometimes it is not connected properly, or the thermostat gives a false reading. By having is properly inspected, we can determine what the source of the issue might be. If a new thermostat is needed, we can also advise you on which one might be right for your home.

 

Besides the thermostat, we can also inspect the ductwork for any signs of damage or cracks. If there is damage, it can mean that the cold air that is produced will be starting to leaking out. The whole HVAC system and air conditioning unit will work more efficiently, with the maintenance that is done. If you are not sure how often this should be, make sure to contact us and we can set up and appointment.

 

Why the Air Conditioner is Not Efficient

Efficient

 

If your air conditioner seems to be running constantly, there are a few quick things you can do to either fix find the source of your problem. There are numerous reasons why your air conditioning system may seem to be running non-stop. Some of the reasons may indicate a problem with your system. Other issues may alert you to things that you can take steps to correct.

Unit Too Small

A unit too small will have to work harder, and makes the energy bill increase. Over time, this will increase the wear and tear on your unit and reduce its life. The desired coolness may also never be reached in your home. Also, the system breaking down could happen.

Unit Too Large

If your system is too large, it will not work properly either. It will not effectively remove moisture from the air in your home. This will result in an output of moist, clammy air. The energy bill will also increase as well.The size of the air conditioner should be based on the size of your home. If you are not sure which one would be right for you we can always recommend a size.

Check the Air Filter Regularly

If you have not changed the filter in awhile, it’s probably dirty restricting air flow. You will also want to remember to check the air filter in your home. Making sure that the filter is clean is important. When you do so, you can help improve the air efficiency in your home.

 

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