Proper Fall Maintenance for your Furnace

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The furnace and entire HVAC system in your home should be properly maintained. If you are not sure what should be done and how often, always make sure to contact us. This will help to make sure that the parts are always working, as they should be. When you notice an issue with the system you will want to call us immediately. This will help prevent even further problems. If you ever notice odd noises, you will want to call us so we can inspect the furnace system for you. Regular maintenance inspections now will help keep your furnace lasting longer this winter.

Fall Season

As you flip the switch to have the furnace start working and producing heat, you will want to make sure it is efficient. This will also help you to save money and time in the long run as well. If the system is not well maintained, then there will be more wear and tear to the entire system. The system will need to operate longer and harder in order to try and produce the heat that your thermostat is set at. If you notice that the set and actual temperature are different from each other, you will want to make sure you contact us.

Maintenance

The filter should also not be ignored this fall either. This is designed to help capture any pollutants or dirt that can be in the air of your home. The filter will need to be cleaned and checked on a regular basis. This can be determined based on how many family members you have, if anyone smokes, and if you have pets in the home as well. We can also tell you how often the filter should be checked. The filter will also need to follow the change schedule that is recommended as well. Having a new filter will help increase the air flow through the system.

Clean Air for your Home is Important

 

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The air in your home should always be in the best quality. Having the air easy to breath can help improve your health and happiness when you are in your home. While the temperature is getting cooler out, you will open your windows less and less. That means the amount of fresh air can decrease significantly. To help improve the air quality, there are several things you can do. The first thing is to make sure your HVAC system is working properly. You will want to contact us so we can inspect it and look for any issues it might have. Always make sure to contact us if there is an issue you notice. Catching a problem at the first sign can help prevent more serious issues as well.

Inspect the System

The system should be inspected. More often, the filter of the HVAC system will need to be inspected. The filter will collect any dust, pollutants, or dander that are in the air of the home. This will then help prevent it from redistributing throughout the home further. If you have pets or someone smokes in your home, the filter will need to be changed more often. Pet fur and dander can get into the air, and cause breathing issues from those who may be allergic to it. Keeping the furnace clean and replaced will help improve the air quality.

Humidifier

You may also want to look into a humidifier for your home. As the air gets cooler, it also becomes dry. This can lead to several issues in your home. You may notice an increase in static electricity and shocks. When a humidifier is operating, it will release humidity into the air to reduce the amount of static. The humidifier can also help make it easier to breathe. This will also help reduce the chance for bloody noses, chapped lips, or dry skin. With proper humidity levels, you will feel better as well.

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

 

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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.