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.

Signs the Furnace Filter should be Changed

 

furnace filter

A furnace filter should be checked regularly. Keeping your home warm and comfortable is important for you and your family. You will want to make sure that the furnace and HVAC system is in the best condition possible. This will help to ensure your home is heated this winter as well as when it is cold. There are some signs to notice if the filter needs to be replaced. Without a filter, the furnace will not work properly, and wear out sooner than it typically should. If the filter is noticeably gray in color, and you can see dirt and dust built up on the filter media. You may also notice if your home is dustier than usual, or the heating system is cycling longer than usual. The furnace filter is a key player in home comfort and indoor air quality. Changing your furnace filter regularly offers several benefits.

 

 

Filter issues

The furnace system will improve if your filter is clean. The furnace filter is an integral component of your heating and cooling system. When the furnace filter is dirty and clogged with contaminants, air cannot circulate properly through the system. Your equipment will work harder to move air, stressing the system. This can cause breakdowns and overheating. A clean, regularly changed air filter will also allow air to move properly through your system and keeps out contaminants, keeping your equipment healthier. If a clogged air filter does not allow air to circulate through your HVAC system properly, it is also restricted from entering your home. A dirty air filter can limit the amount of clean air moving into your home, causing discomfort. No matter what issue you see, make sure to contact us.

Dirty furnace filter

A dirty furnace filter makes components work harder, meaning they are drawing more energy to do the work. Clean air filters mean less energy is consumed, making your heating more efficient. The filter removes airborne contaminants, as a result, pulling them from the air before it circulates back to your living areas. Dirty air filters will be unable to capture contaminants properly, so more will be left in the air you breathe. Airborne contaminants can cause health and allergy issues, as a result, can make your home appear dirtier. If you are not sure how often to change the filter, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct schedule.

 

 

Having an Efficient Furnace

 

Having a warm and comfortable house is important for you and your family. If you ever notice an issue, it is important to call us as soon as possible, so we can inspect the furnace system for you. This can include the unit itself, filter, ductwork, thermostat, or some of the individual parts themselves. By noticing an issue at the first sign of it, you can help to reduce the chance of further wear and tear to the parts of your HVAC system.

 

 

One way to cut heating costs is to change your furnace filter often during the winter season, a time when heaters are highly used. Not only does changing the filter increase the lifespan of the furnace, but it also ends up saving you money. A clogged filter requires more energy, so be sure to change it once every three months to ensure an energy efficient furnace. It is important to replace the filter when recommended, over time they will become dirty and clogged. If you notice that the air quality is poor in your home, it could be caused by a clogged filter. If you are not sure how often to clean the filter, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the schedule and also inspect it for you.

 

The ductwork will also need to be checked for any damage, cracks, or punctures in it. If there is any damage to it, you will lose any heat that is produced from the furnace. This can also increase your monthly heating bills and further strain on the system. The more the furnace has to run, the sooner it may need to be replaced. If you notice any odd noises or issues with the furnace, make sure to schedule an appointment, 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.

Filter Inspections are Beneficial

Keeping your HVAC system maintained is important. You will want to inspect it regularly to ensure it is operating at to efficiency levels. Filter inspections is one of the most important parts of the system, because it collects the dirt and dust that is in the air of your home. By checking it on a regular basis, you can determine when it is clogged and will need to be replaced. Make sure to check the filters regularly, or when can do filter inspections for you.

One of the most common system breakdowns is because of a dirty filter. As dust and dirt collects air can’t pass and the system overheats. The motor then has to work harder. In a best-case scenario, your unit will need to be repaired. If the HVAC system is older, not replacing filters could put it over the edge and require you to buy a new one. Filter inspections will help you to be aware when a new filter is then needed.

Changing a filter can also help lower energy costs. If the filter works harder, more energy will then be used. And when it requires more energy to make your heating work, it causes your energy bill to increase. Replacing the filter is quick and easy, while helping to extend the life of your system and improve your indoor air quality. It also decreases the amount of energy your family uses.

A clean filter also helps to improve the air quality. This is needed if anyone in your family suffers from allergies or breathing issues. Dirty air filters will cause the air quality to become poor, and increase the symptoms of allergies. If you have pets, pet dander will accumulate in the system. So you will want to make sure you check the filter more often, because it can spread allergens throughout the household. Make sure to buy the right type of filter that is needed for your HVAC system in your home.

If you are not sure how often to inspect the HVAC system, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule, and also set up an appointment to look at your HVAC unit. By noticing an issue at the first sign, you can help save time, money, and stress in the long run.

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.

Why Preventative Maintenance is Important for your HVAC System

 

Regular maintenance for your HVAC system is important. When you do this, you can help improve the life and longevity of it as well. You will want to have this done, because it will help reduce strain and stress against the parts of the system. If you notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure that you contact us so we can inspect it for you.

 

The filter should also be checked. If it is dirty, make sure to clean it. There comes a time though that it will need to be replaced. If you are not sure how often to check and change the filter, we can advise you on the proper schedule. By doing so you help keep your system running efficiently when it operates. Running the system without a filter is not recommended, because dirt and dust can get into it. This will lead to even further issues and breakdowns.

You will want to have the thermostat inspected as well. If the set temperature and actual temperature are the same, there is likely an issue. We can inspect it. If you ignore the issue, it may cause the system to run longer than it should. You will then notice an increase on monthly energy bills for your home. It will also increase the chance of having parts wear out much sooner than they otherwise typically should. To help keep it running, make sure to call us today for an appointment.

 

The Right Thermostat for Your Home

 

A programmable thermostat allows you to create and maintain preprogrammed settings for hours and days of the week. This applies for when you are home, away at work, or even vacation. By having the temperature in you home programed based on when you are home or at work, you can save money on monthly energy bills. You can program the thermostat to turn on an hour before you arrive home, so you can come home to comfort.

 

Programmable thermostats are different from non-programmable thermostats because they can adjust to the temperature in your home at different times of the day, or days of the week without you having to be there. Many models also come with additional features like backlit displays, touch pad, or voice programming for the thermostat. Some also include indicators that let you know when it is time to change the air filters.

 

Programmable thermostats have become popular because of their ability to save on the cost of energy. The thermostats can also automatically store settings and repeat the settings each day. The thermostat can still be manually set, and override the pre-set program when needed. Programmable thermostats can have your HVAC system operate less frequently. It will also result in consuming less energy and creating lower utility bills because energy will only be produced when it is needed.

 

Programmable thermostats come with the ability to program the temperature in your home, based on your schedule. Typically, there are three different models of programmable thermostats you can choose between for your home.

 

The 7-day models are best if your schedule is different each day of the week. This type offers the most flexibility because different temperature setting can be programmed for each day of the week. If the hours in your home vary each day, this model may be the best for your home.

 

The 5-2-day models allow you to program the temperature settings so they are consistent during the weekdays. A second program setting is for Saturday and Sunday. This way you can control the temperature differently during the week and weekend.

 

The 5-1-1 models are best used if your weekday schedule is consistent, and typically Saturdays and Sundays are different. You can always override the preprogrammed system to ensure that your home is at a temperature you want it to be at.

 

 

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.

Improve the Air in Your Home with a Clean Filter

 

It is important to have the best quality in your home. This will help the overall health and breathing of you and your family. Many people seem to assume that air pollution is a problem that only happens outside. Oftentimes the indoor air quality can actually be worse than outdoor air quality due to improper ventilation.

 

 

One factor that impacts the quality of indoor air is the cleanliness of the ductwork through which it must pass. Duct cleaning is not something most people do as a normal part of their regular household chores. If you want to help your health, make sure to periodically have the ductwork cleaned professionally.

Additionally, some houseplants can help improve indoor air quality. Any plants will help by giving off oxygen, but some plants do far more by also absorbing high levels of pollutants. Aloe Vera is one of the top five household plants for cleaning the air. Since it is a desert plant, it requires relatively little water or other attention, making it an excellent choice for anyone whose primary goal in purchasing a plant is to clean the air.

 

Make sure inspect the filter regularly. Filters are designed to capture dust and other pollutants that might be in the air of your home. Overtime, the filters will become clogged with this. If you are not sure how often to clean or replace your filter, make sure to contact us, and we can advise you of the correct schedule. This can help to keep the air in your home the best it can be.