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Efficient Heating in the Winter

 

During the winter, you will want your home to be warm and comfortable. To help ensure it is always operating the best, make sure that you have us inspected it on a regular basis. Maintenance is required to have the furnace system and parts operating, as they should be. If the furnace system is not maintained, you will notice a few issues with the heating. The first sign may be an expensive monthly energy bill. This would be caused by the system working too long to produce the desired heat in your home. If you notice any changes in your energy bill, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the furnace for you.

 

The ductwork should also be inspected. Over time, there can be a build up of dirt, dust, and debris. You should look inside the vents or registers. If you can see a build up of dust, there probably is more, further back. Cleaning this out will help the furnace to be more efficient and to move the warm air through your home. Also have the ductwork checked over for any cracks, puncture marks, or damage. This would allow heat to escape, also making the furnace work harder.

 

The thermostat should also be inspected for any problems. One common issue is if the actual temperature is different than the set temperature. The thermostat could malfunction, not sending the proper readings to your furnace. If the connection is not working properly, then this could result in the furnace operating longer. It would constantly be operating to keep the home at the desired temperature that you have the thermostat set at. Also make sure that the thermostat is efficient. If you have an older one, you may want to invest in a programmable thermostat.

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.

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.

Having an Air Purifier in your home

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Since you spend a majority of time indoors, good quality air is important. This is why it is necessary to invest in an air purifier. The air purifier can help allergy suffers by removing allergens in the environment. If you need to place the air purifier in your home, the bedroom is the ideal place. This is because you will spend a lot of time in this room. The air purifier can help to remove particles that are lighter than air. This would include pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and dust. The air purifier will draw air into the unit. It will then filter the air through the filter. The clean air will be released back into the home. The more air exchanges the air purifier has per hour, the better air quality that will be in the room.

Removing pollutants

The pollutants of volatile organic compounds can be found in numerous household products. These can include things like paints, varnishes, cleaning supplies, or disinfectants. If you notice the ingredients of benzene, chloride, formaldehyde, or ethylene, it is an indication these could be in your home. This can result in symptoms of irritation to the eyes, nose, or throat. It could also cause extreme headaches and nausea with time.

 

Having an air purifier can help to remove harmful airborne particles in the air. These can include particles such as pet dander, dust mites, pollen, fungi, mold, or even tobacco smoke. These can contribute to allergy or asthma attacks. Investing in a HEPA air purifier, you can help to eliminate the airborne allergens in the home.

 Get rid of Odors

An air purifier can also remove household odors or gases. These could include cooking odors, various toxins, or gaseous pollutants. It can even help to remove the smell of any pesticides or aerosols that might be in the home. Carbon filters are the most ideal for capturing gases and odors that might be too small to be captured by a HEPA filter.

 

If you are not sure what type of air cleaner is right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options and what one is best for your home.

 

Why do you need to Change the Filter?

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Remember to care for the air conditioner and keep the filter cleaned. You will want to make sure that the system is well maintained so it works efficiently. If you are not sure how often to clean or check the filter, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule you need for your home and air conditioning system.

Keeping the Filter clean

The system will no longer have proper performance if the filter is dirty. This causes it to cool ineffectively and affect the quality of air inside the room or house. This will put people with asthma and allergies at greater risk, as well as waste energy and money. Check the filter on a regular basis. You will need to change it on a schedule as well.

Issues with dirty filters

Dirty and clogged air conditioning filters lower the energy efficiency of an air conditioner. The energy that is wasted will pollute the environment and add to the greenhouse gas emissions, further compounding the problem of global warming.If they are dirty, there can be issues with allergies and asthma for your family. The indoor air quality plays a factor for your overall health. Always make sure the filter is inspected on a regular basis, as well as the air conditioner itself.

 

Air Conditioner System Maintenance

Keep the air conditioner clean and properly maintained through the year. This will help with the efficiency and overall condition of it when it works. Maintaining the system can also help you to save money in the long run. Refrigerant Leaks The refrigerant should also e inspected for any leaks as well. We can fix… Continue Reading

Why a Humidifier is Important

In the winter you may suffer from dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips, or static. Humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory condition. If you use humidifiers, be sure to monitor humidity levels and keep your humidifier… Continue Reading

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