Greater Rochester Area
During hot and humid days in the summer, you will have to rely on the air conditioner in your home. This will help your home to stay cool and comfortable in the summer. Make sure that you notice any issues or anything out of the norm with the air conditioner. If there are any issues with the air conditioner, it is always best to repair it as soon as possible. Any odd noises, odors, or things you notice should be taken seriously. By having these fixed right away, you can help prevent further issues from happening for your HVAC system as well.
When it is hot, you will want to make sure that the cool air is able to reach each room in your home. When you notice an issue with hot or cool rooms, the ductwork may be to blame. Make sure that you inspect the ductwork so that it is free of any dirt or dust build up. When it is clogged, there will be a reduced flow of air through the ductwork and into your home. Also make sure that the vents to each room are open. Closed vents will result in rooms that are not as comfortable as you would like.
You can also check the HVAC system by making sure that the thermostat is working properly. If the actual temperature and the set temperature are significantly different, there could be an issue. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the information to the air conditioner so it works properly. If there is a misreading, then the air conditioner could be working much harder than it otherwise should. It will then cause the system to wear down quicker than it otherwise should. When this happens, you will find yourself having more frequent repairs than you otherwise should.
You will want to have preventative maintenance done for your air conditioner before the hot humid summer heat arrives. If you are not sure when the scheduled maintenance should be done, it is always advised to contact us. When we inspect the air conditioning system, we can also check the filter for it at the same time. As we do so, we can advise you when the filter should be inspected, cleaned, and replaced. Some factors can determine how often a filter is changed. If you have pets or animals in the home, you will want to have it changed on a more frequent basis. This is because pet hair and dander can get into the air of your home easily. If anyone in the home suffers from pet allergies, you will need to change the filter often.
We can also inspect the internal parts and components of the air conditioning system. These should always be in efficient working order. If you notice any odd noises or sounds coming from it when it operates, make sure to contact us. Ignoring these issues can only result in the system having further damage in the long run. Other parts will start to wear and have issues as well. You may start to notice when there is an issue with the system, based on the monthly energy bill. As the parts fail, the air conditioner may start to work harder to make up for that, resulting in it operating longer.
Always remember to have the ductwork inspected and cleaned as well. If there is a build up of debris and dirt, it can affect how the air flows through it. This can make it difficult for the cool air to reach some rooms in your home as well. If you notice hot or cold spots in the home, make sure to contact us as soon as possible and we can look at the system for you.
To help keep your air conditioner in the best condition, regular maintenance is needed. You will want to have us inspect all the parts and components to ensure they are in the best condition they can be in. If there is an issue, make sure that you contact us as soon as possible. With maintenance, you can help keep the warranty of the air conditioner valid. If you ignore the regular maintenance, you may end up doing more harm to the HVAC system because a part could be overlooked.
Make sure that you remove any build up of dirt and debris that could be around the exterior unit of the air conditioner. As the unit operates in the summer, you will want to make sure that it can circulate air around it properly. Too much debris can cause it to work harder than it otherwise would need to. You will not want to use a power washer, as it can damage the fan of the unit. That is why it is important to have the system properly inspected.
Make sure that the ductwork is inspected as well. If there is dust and dirt build up when you look in the register, it is probably worse further down. Make sure to contact us and we can inspect the ductwork for you. If it needs to be cleaned, we can schedule an appointment to properly clean out the ductwork. This will help the cool air to move more efficiently through the ductwork and system. You will also notice that the system will not have to work as hard or as long as it otherwise would. If there is an issue with the system, you may hear a humming or loud noise. Make sure to contact us at any sign. This will help keep the system operating efficiently during the summer months.
Programmable thermostats are important when you want to keep your HVAC system in your home working efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature for certain hours of the day, and days of the week. This is beneficial if your schedule is generally consistent from day to day. If your work week is the same each day, you can set the thermostat to be at the ideal temperature once you arrive home. It will also help to reduce costs because the system will not be operating when you are not home.
There are several different makes and models of programmable thermostats on the market. If you are unsure, you can always contact us for the correct one that would be beneficial for your home and lifestyle. Working from Monday to Friday, and having the weekends off is a good schedule for a 5-2 or a 5-1-1 model. This allows Monday through Friday to be programmed the same, while setting the weekend differently. Reducing the amount of time that the system operates will help you to save on monthly energy costs as well.
Another benefit of a programmable thermostat can be that you can set or change it from a smart phone or tablet. This allows you to make changes, without having to be right next to the thermostat. If you are coming home earlier or later than originally planned, you can access it on your phone to adjust the temperature as needed. You can even change the temperature if you are in another room of your home and want to adjust it. A programmable thermostat can also help to alert you to important maintenance as well, like when the filter should be changed. This helps you to keep the system operating correctly so you have the best air in your home.
If you want to take the best care of your HVAC system as possible, make sure to inspect the filter. Not only should the filter be inspected on a regular basis, but it should also be changed when recommended. This will help to ensure that the air that is going through your home is clean and of good quality. Without a filter, dirt and dust can get into HVAC system. This will then be redistributed back into the air of your home. You may notice the air difficult to breath at times. The dirt and dust can also damage the parts and gears of the HVAC system as well.
Always remember to replace the filter based on the recommendations. If you have pets in your home, or someone smokes, the filter should be changed more often. You will want to get a filter that is the correct size and type for your HVAC system. If it is not, the system will not be able to perform at the best efficiency that it otherwise could be. We can also recommend and advise what filter is needed for the system in your home.
If the filter becomes dirty between changes, you can clean the filter. You can vacuum the dirt and dust off of the filter. This will help keep the air circulating through the system properly. When the filter becomes too clogged, the system will have to work hard to pull the air through the filter and ductwork. It can also lead to parts failing prematurely and a costly repair bill as well. If you notice any odd noises from the system when it operates, always be sure to contact us. We can inspect it and find the source of the problem to repair.
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