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 quick way to start off HVAC maintenance season right is to clear away any debris from this critical component, making sure plants are a safe distance away. 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.

Having the Best Quality Air in Your Home

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Since you will spend a majority of time in your home, it is important to keep the air in the best condition possible. By doing so, the air will be easier to breathe and you can reduce the chance of allergy or asthma symptoms. It is important to make sure the furnace is inspected on a regular basis. This way we can inspect the parts and components for you. We can also inspect the thermostat, filter, and the ductwork.

 

One way to have to improve the air in your home is to invest in an air filtration system. This will help to remove the allergens and pollutants that are in the air of your home. The indoor air will usually contain debris and particles of pollen, mold spores, and other allergens. Some particles can be easily seen and cleaned up, like household dust. Other particles carry viruses, odors, bacteria, and are microscopic. It is important to use an air filter or air purifier in any room to reduce the amount of these airborne particles. This will also reduce the chance of you and your family becoming ill from the harm these particles carry with them.

 

When you have an air filtration system, the air will run through the filtering system in order to remove the impurities in it. The filters that are used can range from ones that are used in your home, to ones that are used in biological research facilities. The filters can help capture the dirt, dust, and pollen that can be in the air of your home. When the air in your home is clean, you can reduce the chance of asthma or allergy symptoms for you or your family. If you are not sure what type of air filtration system to invest in, make sure to contact us and we can recommend the one right for your home.

 

Remember to Check the Filter on the Furnace

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The furnace and heating system is an important part of your home. Without a furnace, your home will not have the comfort and warmth you would like it to have. To help maintain the furnace system, it is critical to check the filter on a regular basis. Sometimes the filter is forgot about until a much larger issue forms. The other parts and components of the heating system should also be inspected. This includes the ductwork and thermostat. If the ductwork is clogged, air will not be able to get through as efficiently. If there are cracks or punctures in the ductwork, it could cause the heat to be lost. This will make the furnace work harder and longer than it should. With lost heat, it can end up costing you more money each month on heating bills. If you notice that the actual temperature is different than the set temperature, there could be an issue with the thermostat. Make sure to contact us and we can come and inspect the heating system and all the components for you. Checking for issues early on can help to notice any signs of an issue. By catching an issue early on, you can help to prevent a much larger one from forming. It can also help to reduce the chance of a costly repair bill when it is fixed.

 

Purpose of a Filter

 

Without a filter, the life of the furnace will be significantly reduced. It will cause parts to becoming worn out sooner than they should. This is because the dirt and debris will cover the interior of the heating system. It will also result in poor quality air being distributed throughout your home from the ductwork. The filter is designed to capture and trap any dirt, debris, or pollutants that are in the air. This helps to prevent these harmful contaminants from going through the heating system. It is recommended to never run the furnace without a filter in it.

 

Cleaning the Filter

 

Since the filter captures the pollutants and dirt that are in the air, it is important to inspect the filter on a regular basis. The filter of the heating system should be kept as clean as possible. When inspecting the filter, make sure to clean it off as best you can. Also check when it is recommended to change the filter. Over time, the filter will become so clogged that it will not be able to allow the air through efficiently. When this happens, a replacement of a new filter will be needed.

 

Improving the Air Quality

 

Investing in a good quality filter can help to improve the quality of air in your home. The filter will capture the dirt and pollutants to avoid them going through the ductwork. This will also prevent the debris from being blown out through the registers and vents in the home. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, make sure to inspect and change the filter regularly.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

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When you want to keep your HVAC system working at top efficiency levels, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the parts and components to ensure that they are working at the best performance levels possible. One way to help accomplish this is to invest in a programmable thermostat. By having a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home to what you desire. If you have a consistent schedule, this is beneficial because you can keep each day of the week at the same temperature. It can then adjust the temperature so it is comfortable when you arrive home. If your days are each different, you can program it to raise and lower the temperature as needed. The same can be done when you sleep. You can set the temperature lower during that time, and then schedule it to the ideal temperature as you wake up. The programmable thermostat can also have an over ride function, incase your schedule changes or you are home. This can help ensure that the home is at ideal temperatures when you are in the home.

 

When you have a programmable thermostat, you will want to keep it well maintained. Make sure to contact us and we can inspect it. This way the connections will be working effectively and your thermostat can tell the HVAC system at what temperature the home should be. If you start to notice an issue with the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. Noticing an issue at the first sign and having it repaired can help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run.

 

Remember to check the air filter on your system. This will help the air to be clean and in the best condition possible. Since you spend a majority of time in your home, you will want the air to clean and free of any pollutants. If you or your family members suffer from allergies or asthma, consider inspecting the filter. If the filter is dirty, make sure to clean it. It is recommended to have the filter replaced based on a schedule. Also remember to never run your HVAC system with a filter in it. This can cause the dirt and dust to get into the HVAC system and damage some parts.

 

 

Clean Air in your Home is Important

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When you are in your home a majority of the time, it is important to keep the air clean for you to breath. This is also beneficial if you or your family members suffer from allergies or asthma. If you notice an issue with the air quality or furnace in your home, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system and source of the problem. We can also test for radon and carbon monoxide while we are here. This can help keep your home safe and comfortable for the winter months. You can also invest in an air clean for your home. This can remove dirt and other contaminants that are in the air. You can choose between a whole home cleaner, or a portable one. If you are unsure what one to invest in, make sure to contact us.

 

An Air Purifier for Your Home

 

You can also invest in an air purifier for your home. This will allow air that is in your home to be cycled through a purifier. It will then clean the air to redistribute back into your home. By having the air purified, it will keep it free of pollutants and contaminants. If you are not sure what type of air purifier to invest in, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have, as well as recommending the right type of purifier for your home. If any family members suffer from allergies or asthma, having an air purifier will benefit your home.

 

Regular Maintenance is Important

 

One important thing to remember with your HVAC system is to make sure it is maintained regularly. This will help it to run efficiently and at top performance levels. Having a well maintained system can help you to save money in the long run. This is because the air that is produced will not leak through any holes or cracks in the system. It will also allow the other parts to work correctly, and will not need to be replaced sooner than they typically should. If you ever notice anything out of the norm with the HVAC system, furnace, or thermostat, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. We can inspect the parts and components to ensure they are in the best condition possible.

 

Testing for Radon or Carbon Monoxide

 

Besides inspecting the HVAC system, the air should be tested for any signs of an issue. This could include radon and carbon monoxide. Having either radon or carbon monoxide in the air of your home can be quite dangerous to you and your family. Make sure to contact us and we can test your home for radon or carbon monoxide. If the test shows it is positive, we can have the radon and carbon monoxide removed from your home. We can even search for where the source of the leak could be from. This can help keep your home safe and pleasant to be in.

Why Cleaning the Ductwork should be Done

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It is important to keep your home and air quality at the best levels possible. One way to accomplish that is to inspect the ductwork on a regular basis. If you notice there is dust and dirt, chances are the ductwork is worse off further where you cannot see it. Older ductwork that may have leaky connections or tears will cause the home to lose effectiveness. Some of the duct repairs will require assistance, though there are many visual inspections and repairs that can be completed on your own. In order to keep your air conditioner working effectively, it is important to perform these actions regularly. By following some of these suggestions, it may help you avoid calling for expert help until you really need it.

 

Regular Maintenances are Important

 

Performing the above maintenance tasks should keep your heating and cooling units working properly and save money on repairs. However, if you need assistance from an air conditioning and repair specialist, be sure to find one that is experienced and reputable. There are multiple places online to search for local specialists or you could ask around to get suggestions from friends and family. The best ones will be experienced in duct cleaning, furnace repair, heat pumps, boilers, and water heaters, as well as air conditioning.

 

Cleaning the Ductwork improves Home Comfort

 

The electricity usage will go up when it is not effectively cooling the home, giving you a higher cooling bill. Cleaning the outside air conditioner condenser unit can solve some of the issues. Leaves and other types of debris can clog it, hindering the airflow. This is especially true if the unit is left uncovered during the winter and fall months. You can rake the leaves away and pick up fallen limbs from around it in order to revive the airflow. When the unit is clean, it will cool efficiently and give your home comfort during the warmer months. This is also true with ductless air conditioning that uses an outdoor unit, and outdoor heat pumps to warm the home properly.

 

The Efficiency of the Unit will Improve

 

Unless you are using a ductless air conditioning system to cool your home, the ducts should be inspected for damage, such as leaks, tears, kinks, or disconnection in areas. When the air is drawn into the unit through an intake duct, it is returned through an air-supply duct as cooled air. As the air is inside, it becomes dehumidified, cooled, and filtered before returning to the room. When the ducts are kinked or damaged, the unit will work a lot harder. As you are investigating for these issues, check around the registers and vents for leaks, and seal them as you go. Be sure to use a metal tape or mastic sealant and not duct tape because it is not as long lasting as the others are. Make sure that all of the grills and registers are firmly sealed so that air is not escaping. You can also contact us so we can inspect the HVAC unit for you.

Don’t Ignore the Thermostat

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It is important to have the right kind of thermostat for the overall comfort in your home. This can help ensure that it is cool and enjoyable all summer long. In order to have the air conditioner running as efficiently as possible, the right kind of thermostat should be used. Make sure to know your options when you are looking to get a new thermostat. Also consider getting a programmable thermostat. This can be beneficial because you can set the temperature for different times of the day, as well as days of the week. By knowing what type of thermostat to get, you can help increase the comfort level in your home, as well as the indoor air quality.

 

The Thermostat should fit the HVAC System

 

When buying a new thermostat or replacing an old one, make sure to consider all the options. This should include features that it has, if you want it to be programmable, and where it should be place. Most likely, you will be buying a programmable, digital thermostat. If this is the case, look to see what each product will allow you to program it to do. These options, if used to their full potential, can greatly increase your home comfort by decreasing the amount of time spent making adjustments to the temperature in your home. If you are unsure what type of thermostat is right for you, make sure to contact us. We can help to recommend which one would be the best for your lifestyle and home.

 

Know where to Place the Thermostat

 

Almost all thermostats monitor the temperature of the air around them in order to keep the temperature in the home balanced at the level you have selected. This is why it is important to carefully select where in your home you want to mount the thermostat to you wall. Be careful of placing it above any air vents where temperatures will be shifting more dramatically than in other places in your home. A thermostat will shut off an air conditioner when the temperature becomes cooler than what you have set it for. A poorly placed thermostat that is exposed to more cool air will shut off the air conditioner too early and leave you with a warm home. Also be careful not to place your thermostat near points in your home where warm air is generated, like windows and doors. This can cause the air conditioner to be overworked and your home will end up cooler than expected.

 

Program the Thermostat for Better Efficiency

 

A programmable thermostat is a great investment. You can program certain thermostats to adjust the temperature when you are away and do not need your home to be as cool or as warm. Granted, this can still be done on older models, but you must adjust your thermostat manually every time you leave and enter your home. Performing this task manually is when forgetfulness and human error can end up increasing your energy bills. It can also decrease the comfort level and indoor air quality in your home.