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Knowing what a SEER Rating is

An important part of choosing an HVAC system for your home is knowing what the SEER rating is. SEER rating stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Before 2015, the national minimum rating for a residential system was 13, no matter where you lived. Now the minimum depends on the area you live in, and what type of system you choose. The SEER rating calculates the average cooling output a unit provides compared to how much energy it consumes. A higher rating, the better energy efficiency it will provide for your home. This will help you to save money and expenses in the long run for any repairs or operating the system.

SEER Rating Recommendations

There are different regions where the SEER ratings vary. In the north region, the minimum is a 14 SEER rating for packaged HVAC systems. If you have a split system, it can have a 13 SEER rating. A split system is one where the unit components are both inside and outside the home. If you are not sure what type of system is right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options and recommend on that is best for your home.

Choose a system that is not too big or too small for your home. This can result in the system no longer working efficiently. It will end up running longer and harder, and increase your monthly energy bills. The best thing to do is contact us for a personal recommendation of what one would be best in your home. With the correct air conditioner, you can efficiency cool your home, while decreasing the energy bills. The other HVAC components should also be inspected like the thermostat and the ductwork. Any issues should always be looked at and repaired as soon as possible.

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Transition from Heating Season to Cooling Season

As the transition from heating the home to cooling it starts, you will want to make sure that your HVAC system is working. By checking the air conditioner now, you will be able to help ensure the air conditioner will work when you need it to this summer. By following regular maintenance inspections, you can help prolong the life of it. Anytime there are any odd noises you hear, you will want to contact us. Even if you think the issue might be small, it is always best to get it properly inspected by us. This way, you will help prevent further damage to other components.

Transition between months

When you turn the air conditioner on for the first time, you will want to have nice fresh cool air. After not being in use for several months, there are several working parts and gears that will need to be checked. One of these should be the filter. As the HVAC system operates, you will notice that the air is brought in through the filter of it. The fresh clean air then goes through and into the ductwork. The job of the filter is to capture any dust or pollutants that are in the air of the home. This will reduce the chance of them being blown into the air of your home again. Always remember to never run the system without a filter. When this happens, the dirt and dust will affect the gears and parts as well.

Keeping the air quality the best it can be is important, so contact us with any questions you might have. Investing in a whole home air purifier will be beneficial for everyone. If someone suffers from allergies or asthma in your home, you will want the cleanest air possible. Make sure that if you have any questions that you contact us. This way you can have the most reliable HVAC system your home needs.

April Means Checking your Home for Fresh Air

April is great time to check your HVAC system for your entire home. No matter what type, size, or brand you have, it should have regular maintenance done for it. If you hear it making odd noises or sounds, you will want to make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect it fully for you. Between the heating and cooling season, you will want to make sure that your HVAC system is properly maintained. You will also want to inspect the filter for the system as well.

April and Fresh Air

Always remember to check the condition of the parts of the HVAC system. Check the thermostat to make sure the actual temperature and the set temperature are close to one another. If they are not, then there could be a failure with the thermostat. The connection between it and the unit could be damaged as well. You will want to make sure that the thermostat is not placed by any vents, doors, or windows. If there is direct sunlight, then it could give the thermostat a false reading. You may also notice your HVAC system operating longer in order to reach the desired temperature it is set at.

Also remember to check the filter, no matter what time of the year it is. As the system operates, it will pull in air. Then it will pass through the filter and into the ductwork. From there is will be recycled back into the air of your home. The filter is designed to capture pollutants and dirt particles. If you have pets in the home, the filter will need to be cleaned and inspected more often. As the filter needs to be replaced, you will want to make sure that you have the correct size. If you have any questions with the filter, make sure to contact us. This way you can have a reliable HVAC system in your home.

Social Distancing and Staying Healthy

During this time, you will want to make sure to practice social distancing. While making sure to only go out in public when you absolutely have to. This way you can help prevent the transfer of germs and the virus. There are several outdoor activities that you can do such as walking, hiking, riding a bike, or just sitting on a bench outside. You could also take a nice drive and role down the windows for some fresh air. Make sure to stay safe, and distance yourself from others. While it might be hard not to hug friends and loved ones, it is what is best for everyone right now.

You will also want to remember to wash your hands frequently. This will help prevent the spread of germs and the virus. If you must go to your job, or to get groceries, make sure to stay safe. Also remember to call and check the hours that they might be open, as these could change and recommendations change. This will prevent you from having to wait until a business opens, or arriving shortly after it has closed. If you need anything with your HVAC needs, make sure to contact us. You can also read our Covid-19 response here… https://ronsmechanical.com/covid-19

Stay safe and healthy!

Spring Care for your HVAC System

Spring care is always important. As spring weather begins, now is the perfect time to make sure all the components are working well. You will not only want to check the main unit of the HVAC system, but also the filter. The filter will always need to be checked on a regular basis. By inspecting it, you will want to make sure that it is clean and free of dirt. Filters are designed to capture any dirt or dust that are in the air of your home. This means that eventually they will need to be cleaned and changed. If the filter is clogged, it will cause the main unit to work harder.

Spring care for the system

Remember to check the ductwork this spring as well. Look to see if there are any signs of damage like cracks or puncture marks in it. This can lead to the system leaking out air as it is produced. Warm or cool air, depending on the season, will leak from the ductwork. You will also want to check for any noises that the ductwork might make. This could be an indication that there is an object or build up in there.

You will also want to check the thermostat for the system. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, make sure to contact us. There could be a poor connection between the thermostat and the main HVAC system. Make sure that you have this looked at professionally. We can determine what the issue might be and make sure to fix it. The thermostat may also be placed in a less than ideal spot. This will result in a false reading for it when you check. Always make sure that the thermostat is away from any vents or windows of your home. That way the sun will not be able to affect it either.

Improve your Health by having the HVAC Inspected

Improving the health of you and your family is important, especially during flu or allergy season. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, checking the filter is important. You will want to make sure to follow the recommendation of when to inspect and change the filter. If you do not, you end up having poor air quality. The HVAC system will also wear out sooner than it otherwise should as well. If you have any questions with the filter or HVAC system, make sure to contact us. This will help prevent even further problems in the long run.

Your Health is important

If anyone in your home is in poor health and find it hard to breathe, make sure to check the filter. If it is dirty, you will want to replace it as soon as possible. Doing so will help keep the air free of dirt and dust. You will also want to have the overall furnace system checked. The ductwork should be inspected for any damage or build up of dust it might have. If there are any issues you notice, always make sure to contact us at the first sign.

Another option you have is investing in a home air purifier. This will help to clean and purifier the air of your home. Doing so will improve the air quality and the comfort while you are in your home. An ultra violet air cleaner can help remove contaminants from the air as well. We can test the air quality and help advise what some of the best options are for your home. Keeping the air in your home comfortable is important. It will help make it enjoyable, as well as improving the health of you and your family. Remember to contact us anytime you notice issues, so we can inspect it as soon as possible.

Indoor Air Quality for you and your Family

The indoor air quality of your home is important for you and your family. You will always want to make sure that it is the best it can be. By making sure that the air quality is the best it can be, you help keep everyone in your home healthy. Always make sure that you have the HVAC system inspected on a regular basis. If you are not sure how often this should be done, make sure to contact us. We will be able to advise you on the appropriate schedule. This way your furnace system will work properly.

Indoor air quality

The best thing to do for indoor air quality is to check the filter on a regular basis. You will want to check it on a regular basis for any issues. If you have pets, this should be done even more frequently. On a regular basis you will want to change the filter of your furnace as well. By changing it you can help have a clean one in. Doing so will allow it to capture the dirt and dust particles that are in the air of the home. Always make sure there is a filter in the HVAC system. This will help prevent poor quality air from returning to the home. It will also remove the dirt and dust so it does not get into the HVAC system.

You may also want to look into additional options to help the indoor air quality. This can include a whole home humidifier, air cleaner, or ultra violet air purifier. These are beneficial to help keep the air clean and in good quality. By having the system and air quality checked, you will be able to help you and your family to be comfortable. You will also have good quality air to breathe while you are in your home.