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Spring Care for your HVAC System

Spring Care for your HVAC System


After a long winter, you will want to make sure you HVAC system is still operating efficiency. As the seasons change, you will want to make sure that your system is operating as efficiently as possible. There are several parts and components that you should inspect regularly. The best thing to do is contact us so we can inspect the system for you. Doing so will help to ensure that everything is working efficiently. We can also recommend when various maintenance inspections should be done for the system.

Check the Air Conditioner

In the spring is a great time to have to have the air conditioner inspected for preventative maintenance. Before turning the air conditioner on, you will want to make sure it will be ready to operate and produce cool air. You will want to ensure that when you flip on the air conditioner, it will cool your home as you want. We can inspect the ductwork, thermostat, and filter of the system. Always remember to change the filter on a regular basis. Running the HVAC system without a filter can cause damage to the gears and parts of the system.

Keeping the ductwork clean is important for the efficiency of the system, as well as air quality. If the ductwork is full of dirt and dust, then it will be distributed back into the air of your home. This can be difficult breathing if you or anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. Also inspect the ductwork for any cracks or damage that it might have. Damage to the ductwork allows the air to escape from them. You may also notice an increase in your monthly energy bill as well. That is because the HVAC system will have to work harder to produce the air that it is set at.

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier


Having clean air to breathe in is important. There are several pollutants in the air that can trigger asthma or allergy symptoms for a person. When you have an air purifier, you can help to reduce these issues and breathing problems. Some asthma triggers can include dirt, dust, dry skin, household cleaners, pet dander, and paint products. If you notice anyone who suffers an asthma attack more often than normal, the air in your home might be to blame. These particles recirculate through the air in your home, and can be inhaled and cause symptoms. By increasing the airflow in your home, you can help reduce the chance of an asthma attack. Using HEPA filters can also reduce indoor air pollution in your home as well.

The air purifier can have the air pass through it, and then collect the pollutants. After it does that, the air is then recycled back into your home again, with the pollutants removed from it. This is important, especially if anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. Those who are elderly, or small infants can be the most prone to breathing issues in your home.

Air purifiers can be either portable, or whole home purifiers. Whole home ones are installed along with your existing HVAC system. This can help clean the air, as the HVAC system is operating as well. If you have one area of the home, like the kitchen, a portable air purifier may be best for that. No matter what questions you might have, make sure to contact us about them. This can help you to have the best air quality in your home. Having good air quality will also help them home to be enjoyable to be in as well.

A Properly Maintained Furnace can keep the home Heated better

Maintained

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.

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