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Clean Filters will Improve your Home


When you have your HVAC system maintained and inspected, make sure to have the filter checked. The filter is an important part that should never be forgotten about. It is designed to help collect dust, dirt, and other pollutants that are in the air of your home. It will capture and make sure that they are removed from the air you breathe. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma in your home, you will notice that the air is less than ideal. You will want to make sure that you follow the recommended maintenance schedule for your HVAC system. That way we can inspect it to help ensure everything is working correctly, and as it should be.

Knowing what size filter you need for your HVAC system is important. That way, you can help ensure it fits correctly within the HVAC system. If the filter is too large or small, then the furnace will not operate, as it should. It may also cause the system to work harder than it should, because the filter is incorrect for it. You can find out what size filter is needed for your system. You can check either the filter that is already installed, the recommendation based on your furnace, or you can contact us.

The filter will need to be checked often to make sure it is clean and working as well as it can. If the filter is clogged, then it will have issues with air passing through it and into the system. This can cause extra strain and stress on the parts of the furnace as well. Remember that you should never run the system without have a filter installed. This would mean that the dirt gets into the system and could do damage to it. If you have questions about your HVAC system, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.

Make sure to Notice Odd Noises


The HVAC system is important in your home because it will help keep the air warm or cool, depending on what season it is. The last thing you will want is an unexpected breakdown when you least expect it. To help prevent that, regular maintenance checks will increase the efficiency of the system. If you are not sure if the system is efficient, just take a look at your monthly energy bill. When the system has issues, you may notice that the bill is much higher. This could be the result of the system running all the time, leaks in the system, and that there is an issue with it. When you notice a problem, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.

Parts that Grind

A grinding or thud noise can be one of several things. It will typically mean a part is failing, and will need to be replaced. It is best to have this done by a professional. Also be aware of when the noise happens. Sometimes the noise is only a few seconds as the system turns on. Other times the noise could be the entire time the system is operating. No matter what noise or sound you hear, it is best to have it inspected before a larger issue occurs.

When there is a humming noise from the HVAC system, there could be an issue with the filter. The filter should be inspected to make sure it is not clogged or full of dust. Also make sure to follow the regular maintenance schedule for your HVAC system. This should also include changing the filter when it is recommended. Not only does it help the system operate, it also helps keep the air as clean as possible in your home.

Keeping the Filter Clean


The filter is designed to keep the air in your home clean, as well as help your HVAC system. As air passes through the filter, the dust and dirt is collected in the filter. The rest of the air continues through the hvac system and then is redistributed to the rest of your home. This will help keep the air clean and easy to breathe. If you notice any issues with breathing, it could be caused by the air in your home. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, then poor air quality is easily noticed. The filter will also help capture other things like poor odors, pet dander, and pet hair.

The filter should be inspected on a regular basis. Make sure to change the filter when it is recommended. It would become clogged with dirt and dust, and will no longer be efficient. Never run the HVAC system without a filter installed. This can do damage to the system. Without the filter to collect those things, the dirt and dust can go through the system, and cause damage to the operating parts and components. It can result in costly repairs needing to be done to your HVAC system as well. Also make sure the filter is the correct size. If you are not sure what size it should be, we can advise you on it.

Notice any odd sounds that the system might make. If the filter is clogged, the system might be working harder to get air to move through, thus resulting in straining sounds from the system. Anytime you notice an issue with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system to help ensure everything is working efficiently for you in your home.

Having a Programmable Thermostat


When you have a home HVAC system, you will always want to keep it running as efficiently as possible. Having regular maintenance will help the parts to last as long as possible. It will help to keep them efficient and in the best condition. If you are not sure how often maintenance should be done, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule that the parts and components should be inspected. If there is a start of an issue, we can inspect and repair it as soon as possible for you.

You can also inspect a few of the parts of the system as well. Notice if there is any cracks or damage to the ductwork. If there is, this results in the warm air that is produced, to leak out of the system. When there is damage to the ductwork, you may also notice an increase in monthly energy bill for the furnace. There could be other causes of the increase in the bill, but the first thing to check is the ductwork. It is always beneficial to have us inspect the overall furnace system for you.

With a programmable thermostat you can help ensure the temperature that you want is at the proper temperature when you return home. Depending on what your work schedule is like, you can set the work days the same. This allows you to have the temperature lower when you are away from the home. It can start to increase the temperature as you are closer to arriving home. This helps to ensure your home is warm and comfortable during the winter months.

The programmable thermostat can also be used the same way for when you sleep. This helps reduce heat that is produced but wasted because you are sleeping. It can then raise the temperature to the desired degree when you wake up then. If you ever have any questions about your HVAC system, make sure to contact us and we can answer them for you.

Why you Need to Inspect the Filter


The filter for the HVAC system will always need to be inspected on a regular basis. Doing so will help to make sure that the furnace is always working as it should be. If you are not sure how often the filter should be inspected, always make sure to ask us. We can advise you on the appropriate schedule, and when it should be changed. You should check the filter regularly, but make sure to change it when you should as well. Over time, dust and dirt can get in the filter and it will result in it becoming clogged. If you have any questions about a filter, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the filter and advise you.

When you have animals or pets in the home, you will want to make sure that the filter is inspected, cleaned, and replaced regularly. Doing so will help reduce the chance of pet hair or pet dander from circulating through the home. When you have more than one pet, you will want to change the filter on a more frequent basis. If you have anyone in your home that suffers from pet allergies, you will want the filter to be changed regularly. If you are not sure how often this should be done, we can recommend a schedule based on your home.

Asthma is another good reason to keep filter maintenance up to date. Anyone who suffers from asthma will be more prone to any dirt and dust that are in the air of your home. When you have allergies, even the slightest movement of dirt and dust can affect your breathing and how you feel. You may also notice itchy or watering eyes, or problems with a dry throat.

Keeping the Furnace Operating Efficiently


Winter weather will require you to run your furnace more often. When you do so, you will want it to be as efficient as possible. Anytime you notice a sign of an issue, make sure to call us so we can inspect the furnace for you. With regular maintenance, we can help keep it operating the best that it can be. If you notice any sign of the furnace not working correctly, make sure to call us. By doing so, we can check all the parts and components of the furnace for you.

Any odd noises that you might hear could mean that parts are starting to fail. When you ignore this, you jeopardize having the issue become worse. This can also increase the chance that other parts might start to wear out and fail as well. A clunking or grinding noise that you might hear will indicate that a part may have become loose when it is operating. It will clunk as the part is sliding around. Make sure that you call us so we can inspect the system and repair the part as soon as possible.

A squealing noise can indicate that a belt has slipped or broke. It can be high pitched, or even just a lower decibel level. As the issue becomes worse, you will notice the noise getting louder and more frequent. If there is dirt or dust covering a part of the system, it can also result in squealing or screech noise. When you are aware of any noises, always try to find out what the furnace was doing when they occurred. If the furnace system makes noise when it kicks on or off, it could mean something different than a noise that is produced as it is operating and producing warm air.

Cleaning the Ductwork in your Home


Make sure that the ductwork is as clean as possible for your home. Doing so will help to improve the air quality as well. When you are not sure when you will need to have the HVAC system inspected, make sure to contact us. This way we can help to make sure that everything is operating efficiently for the system. One part that you will need to inspected on a regular basis is the ductwork system. The ductwork should be clean and free of any build up of dirt, dust, or insect particles. Make sure to have it inspected every year, and cleaned out when it is recommended to do so. If you see build up in the ductwork through the vents, chances are it is worse further back.

Make sure you are aware how often the ductwork should be cleaned out. If you are not, contact us and we can set up a schedule for you. By having the ductwork cleaned out, the air can move more efficiently through the ductwork system. When you can see dirt in the register vent, it can be more clogged further down. If you have pets, this should be done more often. This is because pet fur and pet dander can get into the air and then the registers and vents of your home. If anyone suffers from a pet allergy, you will want to make sure the vents are cleaned often.

Cleaning the ductwork will also make breathing easier for everyone in the home. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, then having the ductwork cleaned will help reduce the dirt and dust in the air. If you have a hard time breathing, or having continuous sneezes, then the ductwork may need to be cleaned in the home.

A Properly Maintained Furnace can keep the home Heated better

Maintained

When you want to keep the furnace working efficiently, make sure it is properly maintained. If you ignore regular maintenance, you will increase the chance of furnace failure. Contact us and we will schedule a time we can inspect the full HVAC and furnace system. Having all the parts checked will help ensure they are in the best condition possible. It will also help to confirm they are working as they should be. If you ever notice something odd with the system, or not heating correctly, contact us. The issue will not get better without proper repair. The last thing you want this winter is for the furnace to go out on a cold day.

 

The ductwork should also be inspected and cleaned. When the ductwork is full of dirt, dust, and other particles, it can affect how it operates. Over time insects, rodents, dust, and even pet dander can collect in the ductwork. If it is not cleaned out properly, the heat will not be able to pass through the ductwork efficiently. This will produce less heat coming out of the vents of your home as well. If you can see dirt and debris in the ductwork through the vents, chances are it is even worth the further the ductwork goes. Having it cleaned is also a great time to have it inspected for any damage. If there are cracks, punctures, or holes in the ductwork, the heat can leak out of there. This causes the furnace to work harder than it should.

 

Remember to change the filter regularly. This helps remove particles from the air. It will then reduce them from going through the furnace system, and back into the air of your home again. If you are not sure when the filter should be cleaned, we can recommend when it should be done.

Good Air in your Home this winter

 

The air in your home should always be at a comfortable. You will spend most of your time in the home, especially during the winter months. Having the air warm and comfortable is important for everyone in the home. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, you will want to make sure the air is free from pollutants or allergens as well. If breathing is difficult, than it might be best to invest in an air purifier or cleaner. These devices are designed to keep the air you breath free of contaminants and other harmful particles in your home.

Check the Humidity Levels

Besides having the air clean, you will also want to make sure it is at the proper humidity level. Having air that is too dry cannot only be problematic for you and members of your household, but also the furniture. Dry air can cause the wood to crack or splinter. Even fabric will do better in a home that has the proper amount of humidity levels. Investing in a humidifier will allow you to adjust the correct amount and level you need or want in your home. If you are not sure what the ideal humidity percent should be set at, make sure to contact us.

Check the Efficiency

Also remember to plug up any cracks or leaks that you have in your home. Gaps by windows or doors will allow cold air to come in, as well as warm air to go out. This will result in a higher heating bill for your home. To help make sure the furnace is operating efficiently, make sure that it is properly maintained and inspected regularly. If you are not sure how often this should be, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on a schedule that is before for your furnace and lifestyle.

 

 

Knowing when to Change the Filter for your Furnace

 

The filter in your home will help keep the air clean and in the best condition possible. The filter that you use for the furnace during the winter months also is used for the air conditioner in the summer months. Year round, the filter is needed and used for your HVAC system. Knowing when to change or replace it can be determined on a variety of factors. If you have pets or children in your home, you will need to change the filter on a more frequent basis. Frequent air filter changes are also beneficial for if anyone suffers from allergies or asthma. Poor air quality can make it difficult to breathe for people who have asthma or allergy symptoms.

 

Having us inspect the HVAC system and filter can help you determine when the filter should be changed. The filter is designed to capture any dirt and dust that might be in the air of your home. As it travels through the furnace system, the filter will capture and collect it. This will the prevent it going further through the system and being distributed in the air of your home. Over time, the filter will become clogged with this dirt and dust. It will also put extra strain and stress on the parts of the furnace system. Always remember to have a filter in the furnace. Without one, the dirt and dust can damage the parts of the system.

 

Notice any odd noises that the furnace might be making. If there is a loud humming noise, the filter might be clogged. This makes it harder for air to pass through the filter for the furnace system. It can result in parts starting to fail, as well as a costly repair bill for the unit.

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