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Carbon Monoxide in your Home

 

Testing for carbon monoxide is important for the safety and health of everyone in the home. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can be found in your home. It can be odorless, tasteless, and also difficult to detect by anyone. To help prevent carbon monoxide in your home, you will want to invest in a carbon monoxide detector for your home. This is the most efficient and effective way to have the home tested for carbon monoxide gas. You can also contact us, and we can recommend where and what to buy to help protect you and your family.

 

There are several different sources that can cause carbon monoxide in your home. Some are things you may not use until the winter months, but others can be used now. Any gas space heaters or gas stoves can be a main cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. You should also be aware of furnaces, chimneys, generators, gasoline powered equipment, or even back drafting can be other issues. If you are not sure if the areas are properly working, make sure to contact us and we can inspect them for you. We can also check the carbon monoxide detectors for you as well.

 

When you have a gas space heater, you will want to make sure that it is properly vented. This is the same for all gas appliances as well. Doing so will help allow enough space so that carbon monoxide does not build up. You will also want to make sure that all space heaters are less than twenty feet from a door, window, or other vent source. This will help ensure it can air out properly rather than going into your home. Also make sure to check the chimney and furnace as well. Check the chimney to make sure that it is not being blocked. Carbon monoxide can build up if the chimney is blocked.Top of Form

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Clean Filters will Improve your Home

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

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.

Noticing Issues with the Furnace

 

Your furnace should always be properly maintained and inspected. Doing so will help keep it working properly and efficiently during the cold winter months. If there is an issue, you will want to have the furnace fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring a problem will only lead to a more costly repair bill when it finally is fixed. You will also increase the chance that other parts become damaged in the process as well. When one part does not work, it can damage other parts because those may have to work harder.

 

Be aware of any odd noises that you might hear. This can include grinding, squealing, or even humming noises. They all can be indications of an issue. The furnace should operate at almost unnoticeable levels. If you notice any odd or loud noises, make sure to contact us. We can come and inspect the furnace system for you. This will help to keep it operating as long as possible. If you are not sure how often maintenance should be done, contact us. We will be able to recommend a schedule of when your furnace should be inspected and maintained.

 

As always, you will want to make sure that you inspect the filter regularly as well. This will help you to notice when the filter is clogged or full of dirt and dust. When the filter becomes clogged with dirt and dust, you will then notice the system is no longer efficient. Make sure that you also change the filter based on the recommended schedule. Doing so will always make sure that you have the best air flow possible through the system. If you are not sure what size filter you need, contact us. Having the right size is important for the furnace to operate.

Having a Mini Split in your Home

 

Keeping your home warm and comfortable is important during the cold winter months. If there is a room that you struggle with keeping warm in the winter, a mini split may be a good option. The mini split also has increased efficiency for heating your room or home. If you have any questions about if a mini split is right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have for your home, and recommend which one may be the best.

 

If the mini splits have heat pumps, you can reduce the heat and energy loss in your home. Ductwork can eventually become damaged, and therefore lose the energy savings for your HVAC system. But a mini split can utilize itself to produce heat without it being lost. Some people even install a mini split in their garage to help efficiently heat it for them. The mini split can efficiently heat any room, while also keeping your heating energy bill low. Some people find the mini splits much more beneficial for heating their home than just a regular HVAC system. They can have several benefits for helping keep your home warm.

 

No matter what your heating unit is, you will require it to have maintenance to help keep it performing efficiently. Without maintenance or inspections, parts can wear and become damaged with age use. Make sure that everything is always working up to the best performance it can be. Also notice if the mini split or furnace makes any odd noises. This can indicate an issue with it. If there is an odd noise, it should be inspected and repaired as soon as possible. Doing so will help prevent even further problems with the system. It can also lead to an expensive repair bill when it breaksdown completely.

Increasing the Furnace Performance

Keeping your furnace operating efficiently is important. The best place to start your furnace maintenance is with the filter. Keeping the furnace clean and dirt free is key to it running smoothly and efficiently. An important task you can do regularly is to vacuum all the dust from the air registers around the house. If… Continue Reading

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