Proper HVAC Maintenance

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The HVAC system in your home is important. You will want to make sure it is inspected and checked on a regular basis. When you are not sure how often this should be done, make sure to contact us. We will provide you a schedule of when certain maintenance tasks should be done. Also it is important to have these performed on a regular schedule. When these tasks are done, then the system can operate as correctly as possible. If you do notice an issue between visits, make sure to contact us and we can come and inspect the source of the issue for you. Having it properly maintained will help improve the longevity of it as well.

HVAC Filter

Checking the filter is also very important. When the HVAC operates, it pulls air in and that passes through the filter of the system. Over time, the filter will become clogged and will eventually need to be replaced. By checking it on a regular basis, you can help ensure it is clean and clear. Sometimes you can vacuum the filter, but when it is needed, a full replacement is recommended for the filter. If you are not sure what type of filter you need, we will be able to recommend the right one.

Noticing Issues

You should also be aware of any odd noises or sounds that come from the unit. Clunks, squealing, or grinding are all signs of an issue with the unit. These noises may come from the unit itself, from the register or vents, or even from the ductwork. As noises are a sign of an issue, you will want to make sure you contact us so we can do a complete inspection of the HVAC system. This should also include all the components of it as well. By keeping it properly maintained, you will help save money in the long run. The unit will also last as long as possible when you keep it maintained.

Clean Air in your Home

 

Clean Air

You will want clean air in your home because it will benefit you and your family. If anyone has breathing issues, poor air quality can really affect them. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma may be more prone to noticing the air quality is less than ideal in your home. It can cause other issues like watery or itchy eyes. This is caused by the dust and contaminants that are in your home. Your nose may also be stuffy or runny. You may notice an increase in sneezing as well. Another sign of poor air quality could be if you have a sore throat, but only when you are home. If there are any health issues when you are home, and they disappear when you leave, it could be from the air quality.

Issues with the Ductwork

The first thing to do is to check the ductwork in your home. You will want to make sure it is clean and clear of any buildup of dust and dirt. Also check for any punctures or dents that could be in it. This causes the air to escape. The result is then the air that you spend money on is wasted. If your energy bill has gone up and the home temperature is not correct, it could be an issue with the ductwork. If the air can get out, there is also the probability that dust and dirt can get in. Then this is recycled in your home and around to your family members.

Check the Filter

Also remember to check and change the air filter in your home. Since it will collect dirt overtime and eventually get clogged, it is important to inspect. When it is recommended, a new filter should be installed so your home has the best quality air possible. We can also come and inspect the filter for you to ensure it is the best it can be.

Having a Generator for your Home

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When you have your home in ideal condition, you will want to help make sure it stays that way. There are several things you can do in your home. Of course the most important is to have the HVAC system inspected and maintained on a regular basis. Doing so will help have the parts operate longer and more efficiently as well. If there is ever an issue, it is always recommended that you contact us. By inspected the issue, we can help prevent further damage to your system. It will also reduce the chance of a possible high repair bill.

Generator care

A generator comes in handy when you need electricity and the power has gone off. You will want the power to keep operating, especially if you do not want the food to go bad. If you have to rely on any medical equipment, you will also want that to stay connected during any outages. A generator is designed to still keep the power on, but with a seamless transition between normal electricity and the generator assisting. If you are not sure what generator is right for you, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options to ensure you get the one that is right for you.

Other Maintenance

You will also want to ensure that the fumes from it do not get into your home. If you are not sure how the generator should be connected or installed, we can advise you on it. This way you can make sure it is safe for your home when it operates. Always be aware of any issues or problems that your HVAC system or home might have. When these are inspected and corrected, it can help reduce the chance of further failure in the long run as well. By doing so, you can also improve the life of the HVAC unit.

Summer Maintenance for your HVAC System

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If you have regular maintenance done now for your HVAC system, you can help reduce the chance of a potential issue in the long run. Any time there is an issue with the system you notice, make sure to contact us. This can include noticing an issue by an odd sound or smell, or even something working not the way it used to. We can also help to determine when regular maintenance inspections should be done with the HVAC system. You can check the air conditioner now, as one last time for summer. Also, the heater can be inspected now in order to ensure it will work properly when it comes time to turn it on.

Check the filter regularly

Also make sure that the filter is inspected regularly for your HVAC system. This will help to ensure the filter is free of any build up of dirt or dust. When this occurs, the airflow is restricted. It then causes extra strain and stress on the parts of the unit. Always have the filter in the system when it operates. Failure to do so will result in the dirt and dust getting into the system and clogging up the ductwork in the future. If you are not sure how often the filter should be inspected or changed, we can advise you on a schedule. This helps to ensure that the filter is efficient at having the air pass through it.

Remember the other parts

The ductwork should also be checked for any puncture marks or damages it might have. If this happens, it no longer allows the HVAC system to be efficient when trying to make your home comfortable. You can check some of it yourself, or we can inspect it as well for you.

 

Besides the ductwork, the thermostat should also be inspected. Sometimes and error happens with it where the set temperature is different than the actual temperature. This can be a malfunction in the thermostat. Make sure to contact us as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.

Checking the HVAC Filter

HVAC Filter

 

The HVAC filter system is an important component for your home. Make sure that you schedule the proper maintenance inspections needed for the air conditioner. If you are not sure how often this should be, we will gladly advise you on an appropriate schedule based on your home and lifestyle. Checking all the parts and components is a vital part of HVAC maintenance. Doing so will help increase the longevity and efficiency of your system in your home. It will also mean there is a decreased chance of an unexpected breakdown from occurring when you least expect it.

Cleaning the HVAC filter

The filter should be a part that you do not forget about. You can check the filter on a regular basis. Make sure it is clean and free of dirt and dust. This is typically collected from the pollutants that can be in the air of your home. If the filter is dirty, make sure that you clean it. Also know when the proper schedule is for replacing the filter for your air conditioner. You will also want to make sure that the filter is the correct brand and size that you need. Using a filter that is not designed for your air conditioner can cause issues. It will either damage the system, or it will no longer be efficient because it will not capture the pollutants.

Replace when needed

Filters are vital to help keep the air quality in your home the best it can be. Without them, the air may become stale and have a higher amount of dirt and dust. The filter will also help to keep the dust from the parts of the HVAC system. Always remember to have a filter in the system when it operates. Failure to do so can result in the parts wearing and becoming damaged much sooner than they typically would. If you need a new filter for the air conditioner, contact us so we can make sure the right one is installed.

Remember Regular Maintenance

Maintenance

 

Keeping your home cool and comfortable in the summer is important. In order to do so, you will want to make sure that the system is properly maintained. This should include a regular maintenance check, as well as looking at the parts anytime you notice an issue. By catching the issue right away, you help to prevent further problems with the parts, or other parts as well. Maintenance for the HVAC system can save you money in the long run as well.

Filter Maintenance

One part that is often forgot about is the filter. The filter should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure it is free of dirt and dust build up. If you notice it is dirty, you can clean it. There are also times that you should change the filter. This will help provide good filter maintenance for the air conditioner. If you are not sure how often the filter will need to be changed, contact us and we can advise you on the schedule. This way you can help to ensure that the filter is always as clean as it should be.

Noticing Noises

If you notice any odd noises, make sure to have a scheduled appointment so we can inspect it. Over time the parts will start to wear with one another. If these noises are ignored, then more damage could be done to the air conditioning system. This runs the risk of it going out when you will need it on hot humid days. If the noise gets worse or is more often, immediate action should be taken. You also run the risk that the system will not work efficiently, causing a higher energy bill at the end of each month. By having regular maintenance and proper inspections done, you can help to ensure the air conditioning system it working the best that it can for your home.

A Dehumidifier Can Provide Benefits for your Home

Dehumidifier

 

You will want to keep your home comfortable and free of humidity during the hot summer months. To help accomplish this, make sure that the air conditioner is properly maintained and inspected. If you are not sure how often it should be inspected, make sure to contact us. This way we can advise you on the correct maintenance tasks. You may also want to consider getting a dehumidifier for your home. This will help remove the humidity from the air in your home.

Remove Allergy Issues

Humid environments can increase the chance for allergy triggers. This can include dust mites, mold, mildew, and even bad odors. Small areas with poor ventilation are common places where moisture and mildew can build up. The bathroom is one example where the humidity and moisture levels are typically higher than normal. You may notice some of the allergy issues that include a stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing or breathing difficulties, and skin rashes or other irritation to your skin. The mold can also be a major contributor to issues like asthma in children. If you notice any issue, consider a dehumidifier for your home. If you notice a family member is sick, it could be cause by mold in your home. Investing in a dehumidifier can help prevent this.

Removing Humidity

By investing in a dehumidifier, you can reduce the humidity in your home, making it more comfortable. It will also remove the allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites that could be in your home as well. The dehumidifier can also reduce odors in your home that can be caused by mold and mildew. This smell can be described sometimes as a musty or rotting smell. The dehumidifier can also help to prevent the smell from appearing on your clothing, furniture, or other objects in your home.

 

A dehumidifier can also reduce irritation when you breathe. Having good comfort for you and your family is important in your home. If you suffer from breathing issues, a dehumidifier can help you and your family. If you are not sure what type would be best for your home, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on one.

Keeping Cool in the Summer

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Summer means heat and humidity. If you air conditioner has not been properly maintained, this could mean that the heat and humidity are in your home as well. By not having the air conditioning and HVAC system inspected, you run a great chance for a breakdown. This could even be during one of the hottest days of the summer. If you notice anything out of the norm with the HVAC unit, especially this summer, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system and look for what is causing the issue. This can make repairing it cheaper and quicker than if you allow the issue to get worse.

No longer Cooling

If you notice your home is no longer as cool as and comfortable as it used to be, there are some things you can do to check. Make sure the thermostat is set to the cool setting and is running. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, it may mean the thermostat is malfunctioning. It could also mean that the ductwork has been damaged and needs to be repaired. We can inspect the thermostat to ensure it is connected properly to the system.

Remember to Check the Filter

The filter should also be inspected on a regular basis. If you notice that it is dirty or clogged, it will need to be replaced. It is important that you get the right filter for your air conditioner and correct size as well. If you are not sure what type of filter to get, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the option. We can also inspect and change the filter as well. This will help the air conditioner to remain effective and efficient when you need it this summer. Always remember to never operate the air conditioner without a filter. This is because the dirt and dust it would collect, does damage to the parts of the air conditioner.

Air Conditioner Efficiency for your Home

Efficiency

Keeping your air conditioner clean is important in the summer. Dirt, in the form of grass clippings, pet hair or mud will block the air flow. When this happens, you will notice a decrease in performance. Condenser coils need to be cleaned because they are exposed to the out door elements. You can maintain condenser coil efficiency by simply washing the unit. Turn off any electrical power first to your system. Note that the evaporator coils are harder to get at, so make sure to contact us. The visual check is not as simple as the condenser coils. All parts of the unit are in need of maintenance as well. Since the evaporator coil is continuously exposed to airflow circulated by the blower, it’s susceptible to buildup of dust or dirt. When airborne particles form a layer on coil surfaces, the refrigerant is diminished.

Thermostat Problems

If the air conditioner never shuts off, there may be an issue with your thermostat. Sometimes you may notice that the thermostat is not reading the temperature correctly. In this case, your air conditioner unit will continue running. An option to check the thermostat is to place another thermometer near the location of the thermostat. After an hour or two, check the reading. If it is at or near your desired home temperature, there may be a problem with your thermostat. Make sure to contact us so we can inspect the thermostat for you.

Air Leaks

Poor sealing can cause issues. Insufficient insulation is another common culprit, which can cause your unit to run constantly and inefficiently. If your home is not closed up tight while your air conditioning system is in use, you will lose the nice cool air. If there are air leaks in your basement, the air is then forced out. This can negatively impact your summer cooling bills and you will notice in increase in them as well.

Benefits of Variable Speed Air Conditioners

Variable Speed

You may notice that standard air conditioners can only turn either completely on or off, a variable-speed air conditioner can run at different speeds depending on the cooling needs of your home. When this happens, it helps the variable-speed air conditioners be energy efficient. Variable speed air conditioners adjust to the needs of your home. This way the air conditioner can run at a low setting most of the summer, saving you money in the long run.

How they Work

The main part of an air conditioner is the compressor of it. The variable-speed units have compressors that run at different speeds in order to cool at different rates. The compressor is responsible for pumping refrigerant to and from your indoor unit’s coils. The temperature When it is extremely hot out, the compressor will speed up and pump cool refrigerant to your home’s air handler more quickly. You will also notice the blower running at a higher speed. When the weather is more mild, the compressor slows down and cools your home more slowly. The air conditioner runs for longer periods, but at a lower, more efficient setting.

Benefits

The air conditioner can also save you more money. An air conditioner uses a spike of energy to start up each time. So the fewer times the air conditioner turns on, the more it saves. Also remember to adjust the setting. When the air conditioner does run, it’s usually at a lower, more energy efficient setting.

Even Temperatures

The longer run time of variable-speed air conditioners helps distribute the cool air more evenly throughout your home. That means fewer hot and cold spots. Since it runs at lower speeds, it’s also much quieter. You may hardly know the variable-speed air conditioner is there. Since variable-speed air conditioners run longer at slower speeds, they remove more humidity than their standard counterparts. That level of humidity control is especially comforting during the muggy summers. If you are looking to invest in a new air conditioner, make sure to contact us.