Greater Rochester Area
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.
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.
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.
Having a programmable thermostat in your home can help to save you money. The first way it can save money is by not having the furnace run constantly. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home for certain hours of the day and for each day of the week. There are several models of thermostat to choose from. Depending on your home and lifestyle, we can help recommend which one would be best for you. One thermostat can program the weekdays the same, and then the weekend differently. Another model can have weekdays the same, and Saturday can be set differently than Sunday. The third most common model allows each day to be set differently.
A programmable thermostat can also have a manual override. So you can change it anytime you desire. If it comes with wi-fi capability, you can adjust the thermostat from your smart phone or tablet as well. This is a benefit incase you need to adjust the temperature when you are just leaving work or on your way home. This can also be used in the chance you are taking longer to get home than you expected. When you set the temperature on the thermostat, it can be lowered for when you are away. Then it can rise to the desired temperature just before you get home. This allows you to walk into a warm home.
Since the thermostat will only run when you need it, you will notice that the monthly energy bills may not be as high either. That is because the furnace will not have to operate when you are not there, and waste heat. If you are not sure what type of thermostat would be right for your home, contact us. We can also help to answer any questions you may have about thermostats or your HVAC system.
During the winter, you will want your home to be warm and comfortable. To help ensure it is always operating the best, make sure that you have us inspected it on a regular basis. Maintenance is required to have the furnace system and parts operating, as they should be. If the furnace system is not maintained, you will notice a few issues with the heating. The first sign may be an expensive monthly energy bill. This would be caused by the system working too long to produce the desired heat in your home. If you notice any changes in your energy bill, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the furnace for you.
The ductwork should also be inspected. Over time, there can be a build up of dirt, dust, and debris. You should look inside the vents or registers. If you can see a build up of dust, there probably is more, further back. Cleaning this out will help the furnace to be more efficient and to move the warm air through your home. Also have the ductwork checked over for any cracks, puncture marks, or damage. This would allow heat to escape, also making the furnace work harder.
The thermostat should also be inspected for any problems. One common issue is if the actual temperature is different than the set temperature. The thermostat could malfunction, not sending the proper readings to your furnace. If the connection is not working properly, then this could result in the furnace operating longer. It would constantly be operating to keep the home at the desired temperature that you have the thermostat set at. Also make sure that the thermostat is efficient. If you have an older one, you may want to invest in a programmable thermostat.
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