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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.

Cleaning the Ductwork in your Home

Cleaning the Ductwork in your Home


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.

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.

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.

Furnace Maintenance for your Furnace

Each winter, countless homeowners will experience issues with their furnaces when the cold air sets in, and then will be in for a headache, as well as expensive costs of replacement in some instances. There are several benefits to keeping up with furnace maintenance and cleaning. You will want to make sure to contact us… Continue Reading

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