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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.

Having a Programmable Thermostat

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.

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.

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.

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