Maintain the HVAC System this Winter

 

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There are several things that you should inspect and check for your HVAC system. By doing so, you can help improve the efficiency of it. Make sure to contact us for the schedule maintenance. Certain parts and components may need to be inspected more or less often than others. The filter is one part that should be inspected on a regular basis. It should be check frequently. It should also be changed when you start to see it become clogged up with dirt and dust. If you are not sure how often you should inspect or change the filter, make sure to contact us.

Maintain the ductwork

The ductwork is another part that should be inspected. Check for any cracks or puncture marks that might be on it. This will help to improve your heating efficiency as well. If there is damage in the ductwork, then heat could be escaping from it. This is because it will cause the furnace to continue operating and producing heat longer than it should. As heat escapes from the ductwork, the furnace will still be working to produce the heat to what the thermostat is set at. This can end up costing you more on monthly energy bills as well.

Odd Noises

You should also be aware of any odd noises or sounds that the HVAC system makes. This can alert you to an issue that the system might have. Any rattle or clunk type noises are always something to be concerned about. You can call us and we can come to inspect the HVAC system and furnace. Sometimes internal parts of the unit could become damaged or worn. These will need to be replaced as soon as possible so that the system can continue to work efficiently and at top performance for you. This will also help your home to be warm and comfortable this winter for you and your family.

 

Keeping the Air in your Home the Best it Can Be

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The air in your home is not only important to you, but important to those in your family and friends. You will want your home to be comfortable, and enjoy being there. If you do not, it will make it miserable to be home. You may also notice breathing problems as well. Sometimes poor air quality can leady to allergies and asthma symptoms as well. We can come and inspect the hvac system, as well as the air quality in your home.

Check Carbon Monoxide

It is important to have a carbon monoxide detector for your home. Without one, you may be risking the lives of those in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It can make you sick, and even lead to death in a short amount of time. Having a detector is important because it will alert you to when the air quality is poor and traces of carbon monoxide are detected. You can call us and we can advise you on a carbon monoxide detector as well. Always make sure though that you change the batteries regularly, if the detector is equipped with them.

Clean Air

You will also want to make sure the air in your home is as clean as it should be. The filter will need to be inspected on a regular basis. It should also be changed on a regular schedule as well. If you are not aware how often this should be, please contact us. We can inspect the filter for you. Also, we can recommend a schedule for the furnace and your home. It is always a good idea to have an extra filter on hand. This is needed incase your filter needs to be changed suddenly. You will want to make sure the filter is the correct size. Keeping the filter properly maintained can help keep the air quality the best it can be in your home.

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.

Replacing the Filter Should Not Be Ignored

 

Keeping your HVAC system and furnace in the best condition as possible is important. Make sure to contact us for regular maintenance inspections, so that we can ensure the efficiency of it. You can also inspect the system between visits. One of the main parts to remember to check is the filter itself. This is because the filter will clog with dirt and dust over time. By changing it when recommended, you can have better air quality in your home.

 

Remember to never operate the furnace without a filter, this is because the dirt and dust can get into the system and cause damage to the parts of the furnace. It is recommended to have an extra filter or two on hand, so you can replace it when necessary. You can also contact us if you are not sure what type of filter is right for your HVAC system.

 

The filter helps clean the air of dirt, dust, allergens, and other pollutants. If you find that it is difficult to breathe in your home, or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma, the filter may be the culprit. Make sure it is clean, and able to perform at top efficiency. By having a clean filter, you can help ensure the air in your home is as clean as possible. If someone in your home smokes, or if you have pets, the filter will need to be replaced more often, due to the hair and dander a pet has. You can also contact us if you are uncertain how often to change the filter in your home. Also make sure to contact us at any issues you notice. By recognizing an issue at the first sign, you can help save time, money, and stress in the long run for your furnace system.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide in your Home

 

Having the best quality air for you and your family is important. You will also want to make sure it is free of anything harmful as well. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can be deadly, and can be in your home without you knowing. It is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, which means you need to have a carbon monoxide detector. Things such as space heaters, gas stoves, furnaces, heaters, and refrigerators can all emit carbon monoxide if they are not properly ventilated. A gas leak can also cause carbon monoxide emissions in the home. Even though carbon monoxide detectors are common, it is still important to recognize any signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide leaks or issues.

Inspect High-risk Areas

Carbon monoxide is very difficult to detect when it is in your home. Make sure all appliances in your home are well-ventilated. If you use appliances in an enclosed space, it can cause these carbon monoxide emissions. Also, an idiling vehicle can cause your garage to fill up with carbon monoxide. This could rapidly spread to your home.

Examine Symptoms

People affected by carbon monoxide generally show flu-like symptoms, or indigestion, headache, nausea, and light-headedness. This is another reason why most people do not make the connection with carbon monoxide. If you notice everyone in the home having the same symptoms, it might be carbon monoxide poisoning. This is especially true if everyone feels better once you are away from your home.

Look Around the Home

A stale, stuffy smell in a clean home is a warning sign. If you notice a burning smell, this is also a red flag. Sometimes a sign could be moisture on windows and walls, especially if they are close to a fuel-burning appliance, is also an indicator. But it could also be caused by a humid home. You will want to rule out other possibilities before assuming a carbon monoxide leak. Notice the flames on any pilot lights in your home. If they are always blue and they are turning yellow, have it checked out. Be alert for any smell of natural gas when you turn on a fuel-burning appliance.

If you notice an issue with the air quality in your home, or HVAC system, make sure to contact us. We can come and inspect the system to ensure it is working efficiently. It is important to have the issue inspected at the first sign, before delaying too long and it causes worse problems in the long run. By having the system checked regularly, your home will be warm and enjoyable this winter.

Why the Filter is Important for your Air Conditioner

 

 

During the inspection of the air conditioning system, all parts should be checked to ensure it is working efficiently. The inspection should include examining the outdoor cabinet, refrigerant lines, the indoor unit, and ductwork.
Examine the compressor/condenser unit. Note the presence of an electrical disconnect, clearances around the unit, the condition of the cabinet and fan blade, whether the cabinet is level, whether the refrigerant lines are kinked or damaged, and the insulation on the lines.

Go outside once more to check the outdoor unit. Check fan operation and feel for warm air blowing out of the unit. Also, feel the refrigerant lines for an indication of any problems. The larger line should feel cold and be insulated and the smaller line warm.

Allow the cooling system to continue operating while you listen to the indoor evaporator unit. Check the temperature of air before and after the coil for appropriate differential (14-22 degrees).  Note any excessive vibrations, fan motor problems, condensate leaking, or any other issues.

Finally, turn of the system by turning the thermostat back up to either whatever the seller had it set at, or if it was off, turn it back off. Then inspect the indoor unit more closely, checking the condition of the air handler for rusting and corrosion, the presence and condition of the air filter, and the condition of the condensate tray and lines.

If you notice anything out of the norm with your air conditioner, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system to ensure it is working properly and efficiently for you this summer.

Spring Maintenance for your Air Conditioner


As the seasons start to change, make sure to set aside some time to get your HVAC system inspected and cleaned. Over time, the system can have a build up of dirt and debris, which can result in reduced efficiency when they choke off airflow to your condenser. A way to avoid condenser buildup is through the use of a cover during the off season. If you are using a cover, make sure you remember to remove it before kicking the air conditioner on. Condenser covers can block airflow and reduce efficiency if they remain on your unit.

Your furnace filter acts as a buffer between the air you breathe and any potential contaminants. Making sure it is clean is important not just in the spring, but during each season. Some homes may only need two changes, during the fall and winter, while other homes may need filter changes as frequently as once per month. It all depends on your particular home. Make sure you are regularly checking your furnace filter and we can advise you when the filter should be changed.

Both your condenser and air distribution component, either an air handler or furnace, need power in order to work. This may seem ridiculous, but a switch or fuse may have blown and you wouldn’t even know it. If your air conditioner won’t turn on, look here first. If it does not seem like this is the issue, make sure you turn off your equipment immediately and call a professional. If you notice an issue between visits, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the system for you.

Improving the Air in your Home

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The quality of air that you breathe in is important to the health of everyone in the home as well. If you notice that there is poor quality air in the home, consider investing in an air filtration system. This can help to improve the indoor air quality, as well as breathing in your home. Also remember to inspect the HVAC system on a regular basis. This can help to reduce the amount of issues that could occur if you ignore them. The filter should also be inspected to ensure that it is clean and efficient.

 

Having an air filtration system helps to improve the air quality that is in your home. This is beneficial if you suffer from any allergy or asthma symptoms. A mechanical air filter is able to remove dust, dirt, dander, and other pollutants from the air. This is done by trapping the pollutants on a filter. When the airborne particles and pollutants get into the system, a mechanical air filter will trap them. This is done before the pollutants can be redistributed throughout the home. Over time, this will add up to cleaner and better air in the home. If you have respiratory issues, the air filtration system can remove these contaminants from the air, and only leave nice clean air in the home.

 

One type to consider is an electronic air cleaner to be installed. Typically, an electronic air cleaner will pull air into a chamber. It is here that the pollutants are given an electrical charge. When the pollutants are electrically charged, it will cause them to attach and collect to a plate. This plate can be removed from the unit and cleaned off. This helps to remove the pollutants from circulation in your home.

 

No matter what question you may have about your home’s HVAC needs, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the furnace and other components of the system to ensure they are working efficiently and at top performance levels.

Checking the Filter this Fall for your Home

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When you have an HVAC system in your home, you will want it to work efficiently and at top performance levels. This way you can save money each month on the energy bills and reduce repair costs.

 

You will want to inspect the filter on a regular basis. This is because over time, the dirt and dust in your home will be collected on the filter. This can reduce the amount of clean air that is then circulated through your home. It will also cause extra strain and stress on the HVAC system as well. If this happens, then the parts may need to be repaired or replaced sooner than they typically should.

 

Remember to never run the HVAC system without a filter in place. If you do, the dust and other pollutants can do damage to the parts inside the system. When the filter is clogged, make sure to have it replaced as soon as possible. This can help the clean air to circulated through your home again. If you are not sure what type of filter to use for your HVAC system, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct one.

 

Also remember to inspect the ductwork in your home. This is important because the air that is produced will need to travel through the ductwork and then into the rooms of your home. If the ductwork is clogged, it will need to be cleaned to ensure proper airflow in your home. It will also have less stress on parts of the system, and allow it to run at top performance levels. If you ever notice anything out of the norm with your HVAC system, make sure to contact us, so we can inspect it for you.

Having an Efficient Air Conditioner this Summer

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Keeping your air conditioner in good condition and efficient is important. This will help you to have cool and comfortable air in your home while you are there. If you start to notice an issue with the air conditioner as it operates, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you. This can help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run.

 

One of the most important things you can do for the air conditioner is to have the filter inspected regularly. This filter is needed to help collect dirt and dust that are in the air of your home. Over time the filter can become clogged with dirt that is in the air of your home. This will require it to be replaced with a new filter. If you are not sure what type of filter you need for your air conditioner, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct one.

 

You will also want to have the ductwork inspected. If there is air leaks from the ductwork, you could be wasting cool air that is produced from the air conditioning system. We can also schedule a time where the ductwork should be cleaned. If you notice poor air flow through your home, there could be an issue with the ductwork. Make sure to contact us as soon as possible and we can inspect it for you.