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Keeping the Filter Clean

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.

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.



Good Air Quality is Important for your Home


The air in your home should always be the best quality it can be. This can help make everything comfortable. It will also make breathing easier. Those who are affected by asthma or allergies will notice poor air quality in the home almost immediately. You will want to have the air quality tested in your home. This will help you determine if there are any pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous things in the air. When the air is tested, you can confirm that there is not a carbon monoxide leak in your home. This can be dangerous because carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless when there is a leak. It can also be dangerous to your health, and sometimes fatal.


If the air in your home is poor, you may want to consider a home air purifier. This will help to collect and run air through a machine. It will then collect the pollutants from the air and trap it in the machine. Then the clean air is redistributed back into your home. You will want to make sure that you clean the trap in the machine so that it can continue to clean the air in your home. There are several choices for what air purifier is good for your home. You will want to make sure you get the one that would be the best for cleaning a specific room or your entire home.


You will also want to remember to contact us for regular HVAC inspections. Doing so will help keep your system working properly through the winter. Without maintenance inspections, parts can start to fail. This may lead to further issues with your furnace. It can also increase the repair bill when the HVAC system needs to be repaired.

Clean Air for your Home

clean air


As the seasons start to change, now is a great time to have your HVAC system properly inspected. It should ideally be fully inspected and maintained twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall. This will help ensure that the unit is operating efficiently through the summer and also the winter. When the unit is inspected, it can also help you to have nice clean air for your home. This will make it easier to breath and enjoy your home. If you notice any issues, it is always best to call us. This way we can inspect what the source of the issue could be.

Check the Filter

The filter is one part of the system that needs to be checked on a more regular basis. This allows the dirt in the air to be collected. It also reduces it from going into the system, and then redistributed throughout your home again. The filter will need to be changed when it is recommended. Doing so will reduce strain from the system as it operates for your home.

Air Purifier

If the air continues to be poor for your home, you can consider an air purifier for your home. This helps to remove any contaminants that might be in the air of your home. It then is captured into the air purifier, and is there until you can dispose of it. The air in your home will then be cleaner and easier to breath in. This is important incase someone in the home suffers from allergies or asthma. Having an air purifier can also help if you have pets or someone in the family smokes. Breathing easier can help you enjoy your home.



Variable Speed Air Conditioner

Variable Speed

If you have an air conditioner, chances are it is a single speed compressor. They will turn themselves on and off continuously throughout the day, keeping your home cool. You will want to choose an air conditioner that is the correct size for your home. We can check your home and recommend the right air conditioner for you.

What is Variable speed

In order to keep an indoor temperature that matches the setting on your thermostat, they should be maintained. They operate continuously at less than 100% capacity. Sometimes as low as 25% or 30% capacity. They will run for much longer cycles than single stage air conditioner units. Sometimes they might run all day, especially if it is summer out.


A variable speed compressor will typically run longer so it can dehumidify your home during the day. Relative humidity increases whenever the air conditioner is not on. This makes you feel hotter and more uncomfortable. This can happen if the air conditioner is too large for your home.

A single stage compressor will cool your home with cold air before it turns itself off. If the temperature changes, then it will turn back on. Most of your air conditioner’s electricity draw occurs when it turns on, not while it’s running. In the summer, a single stage compressor turns on and off a lot. This process is called short cycling.

If you are worried about indoor air quality, you can choose a variable speed unit. These can also help to clean and purify the air in your home. Since they dehumidify indoor air more effectively than a single stage unit, a more efficient system helps you in several ways. It can eliminate mold growth in bathrooms and kitchens. Also, it can prevent the proliferation of dust mites. The unit can create conditions that are inhospitable to insects. This will also help to filter and clean the air, while making the air conditioner more efficient. More air is cycled through your return ducts, which results in a lower volume of air contaminants.

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