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Keeping your Furnace Working Efficiently


The HVAC system and furnace of your home should always be inspected and properly maintained. We can advise you on when a schedule should be, and how often. When the system is inspected by a professional, we can inspect all the parts and components that require it to operate. If there is a strange noise or sound, make sure that you call us. We can come to inspect the problem. If you ignore any issue, it will end up causing more damage. Either the problem will become more severe, or other parts will start to wear out. This even may end up costing you more in a repair bill. So it is always best to contact us.

Filter Checks

The filter should also be inspected on a regular basis. The filter will collect any dirt and dust that could be in the air of your home. Based on a recommended schedule, you should check the filter. This will help you to be aware how clean the filter is. Without checking it, you will not know how dirty or clean the filter is for the system. The filter will also need to be changed on a regular basis. This will keep the system working efficiently. If you are not sure when the filter will need an inspection or changing, make sure that you contact. We can provide you with a schedule that you should do this by.

Thermostat Problems

Also check the thermostat if you notice a heating problem. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the temperature setting to the furnace. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, then there can be an issue. Make sure to turn off the thermostat, and turn it back on. Also make sure it is on the correct settings. If there is still and issue, contact us. That way we can inspect the thermostat for you.

Spring Maintenance for your HVAC System

spring tuneup

Spring HVAC preventative maintenance is the best thing you can do for your HVAC system. During the summer months, you will want your home to be cool. The air conditioner works hard to make sure your home is at just the right temperature. On hotter days, this can make the air conditioner work harder, which translates to a higher electricity bill. In fact, heating and air conditioning equipment makes up more than half of your monthly utility bill spending.

Keep the system Efficient

Spring preventative maintenance does a couple of things for your cooling equipment. It helps you avoid emergency no cool calls during the peak cooling season. It also helps your unit run as efficiently as possible. This means saving you money during the peak cooling season.

Spring tuneup

There are a few things that go on during a spring preventative maintenance appointment. We can inspect the indoor coil for cleanliness. Checking every part will help to improve the overall efficiency of the HVAC system.

Change the filter

There are also things you can do to help your air conditioner run as efficiently as possible during the summer. One important task is changing the filter. Under some conditions, it is advisable to change your filter as frequently as once a month. If you are not sure how often this should be, make sure to contact us. Based on your home, family, lifestyle, and pets, we can advise you. Make sure to get ready for summer by scheduling a tune up with us today.


The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance


Preventative maintenance is always needed to help ensure the efficiency of the HVAC system. Every part of the system is important. With each doing their job, they will help to keep everything working correctly with one another. But over time there can be issues that might start to happen.

The Filter

Filters are important to help keep the air in your home clean. They catch the dirt and dust that are in the air and will prevent it from getting into the rest of the system. Proper filter checking schedules is important to maintain the condition of the filter. Always make sure that the correct filter is being used for your HVAC system. By doing so, you will know it will work the best and will be able to keep the home efficient. Any issues or noises you hear should be inspected by us as soon as possible. This will also help to prevent further problems from occurring.

The overall maintenance should also be inspected by us. If you are not sure when this should be, typically it is before the start of each season. Doing so will help to ensure that the parts are working correctly with one another. It will also help your system to be efficient when it operates in your home.

Ideal Temperature for your Home

ideal temperature


The ideal temperature for you home is important. It is not as simple as citing one specific temperature, especially as financial and energy usage concerns differ from one family and home to the next. But you should know the ideal temperature for your home is not eighty degrees.

Proper Setting

Every home has its temperature preference, but setting the thermostat to that temperature and never changing it isn’t helpful to your energy bills. Lowering the temperature further and preserving these lower temperatures for longer periods of time increases those savings. You can set the thermostat to the ideal temperature you want your home to be.

Setting the Thermostat at night

When you purchase a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature to lower during the night when you sleep. You can also set the temperature lower when everyone is out of the house for the day. Before arriving home, or waking up, you can then program the thermostat. This will allow the home to be at the ideal temperature when you arrive home. Depending on what thermostat you purchase, you can set the thermostat to be the same each day. You could also have it be the same during the weekend, and another setting for the weekend.

Proper efficiency for your home

Another way to keep your home at the ideal temperature is to make sure it is energy efficient. Close doors and vents to unused rooms make it easier for the home’s furnace to deliver the desired temperature to occupied living spaces. Schedule an annual furnace maintenance and inspection. Having the furnace inspected on a regular basis will help ensure that it is efficient and you are not wasting heat that is produced. Seal cracks around the windows or doorjambs. If you feel a draft, you know you are losing heat out of it. This will result in higher monthly energy bills.


Knowing when the Filter should be Replaced


Filters are important because they prevent pollutants from going through the HVAC system. This means they will be released into the air and you will be breathing them in. It will also make your furnace system less efficient because of extra wear and tear that it might have.

Dust is something that can affect the performance of your filter. Change the filter more often if you have more dirt and dust in your home. Dust can wear on the parts and components of the furnace when it operates. The more dust you have, the more often you should change the filter. You can also contact us and we can advise you on when it should be changed.

Changing the filter can depend what your home is like. If you have one pet, or several, it can determine it. Also if you or anyone in your home smokes. If you have more than one pet, then you will need to change the furnace filters more often than if you have none. The more animals you have, the more often you will have to change the filter. If you only have one pet then you can change that and change the filters every two, four and six months depending on the size of your filter.

Smoke can be a factor for when you need to change the air filter. Multiple smokers mean that one to two inch furnace filters should be changed monthly.

If you are not sure how often to change the filter, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the correct schedule, and recommend what type of filter is right for your home.

Ensuring that your Furnace is Cleaned is Important

Keeping your furnace maintained and in good working condition is important. You will want to have it inspected on a regular basis to ensure that it is still working efficiently and at top performance. If the system is starting to wear down and fail, it should be repaired as soon as possible. Neglecting proper maintenance… Continue Reading

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