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Winter Weather and Proper Care for your Furnace

Winter Weather Care

The winter weather will mean that you will need your furnace to operate correctly and efficiently when it operates. If it is not, then the home will become cold and unpleasant to be in. With the cold weather, make sure your heater works. You will want to make sure that you have regular maintenance done on the furnace. Failure to do so will result in the system failing and having several issues. If you are not sure when maintenance should be done, always make sure to contact us. This way we can set up a schedule for proper maintenance for you. Always remember if you notice an issue to contact us. This will help prevent further problems from occurring in the long run for it.

Winter also means you will want to keep the home at a proper humidity level. Having a humidifier will help accomplish this. You will want to invest in a whole home humidifier so the air is comfortable. Without one, you will notice static and shocks as you walk around your home. You will also notice dry skin and irritated eyes in a home with poor humidity levels. If you are not sure what system to invest in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on one.

Also remember to check the filter on a regular basis. The filter is designed to capture pollutants that are in the air of your home. This will then prevent them from getting back into the air of your home as well. If you own a pet, you will want to have the filter changed more often. This is because pet hair and dander can clog up the filter. If you are still not sure when the filter should be inspected or changed, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the proper schedule based on your home and lifestyle.

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Consider a smart thermostat when looking to update your current HVAC system. A smart thermostat can also make the system more efficient overall as well. This helps save you money, as well as reducing unexpected repair bills. When you have a smart thermostat, you can even control it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. This allows you to control the temperature of your home before you arrive home. You can also adjust the temperature if you are in your home, but away from the thermostat. This is beneficially especially if you are upstairs and need the temperature adjusted before going to sleep. Always make sure to contact us and we can inspect the HVAC system for you. We can also advise you on the options you have for the thermostat.

Smart Thermostat Savings

A smart thermostat can save you up to 20% on energy bills. No matter the time of the year, a smart thermostat will help you save. These thermostats can also be used and have you control them remotely. This can range from a smart phone, tablet, or a voice operated home system like Google Home or Alexa. These can differ from a programmable thermostat because they include more functions and options as well. They also can include an energy usage report that will help you identify opportunities for more savings. Another benefit of installing these is the smart learning feature. This allows it to be setup fast, with very minimum programming needed for it.

Also remember to have regular maintenance inspections and maintenance done on the HVAC system as well. This way we can help to ensure that all the parts and components are working efficiently. If there is an issue, then we can inspect and repair it so it does not do further damage in the long run. Any sign of a problem should always be looked at as soon as possible.

Fall is a Great time for Furnace Maintenance

The fall is a great time to have the furnace maintained an inspected. This will help prevent an unexpected issue with the furnace and HVAC system this winter. You will also reduce the chance of an unexpected breakdown when you may need it the most. When you schedule a tune-up or maintenance inspection, you can help avoid further issues when you least expect them. Preventative maintenance is always recommended, so make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the parts and components for you.

Fall Furnace Inspections

If you have had your furnace for at least ten to fifteen years, now is a good time to start looking for a new one. After it reaches a certain age, the chances of it breaking down will break down drastically. When we do routine maintenance, we can look for any potential problem areas of the system. Doing so will help the system to run smoothly for an extended time. When you keep the system maintained, you can also reduce the amount you spend on monthly energy bills. With a tune-up, you will notice the furnace working more efficiently. It can also help reduce the times it will have to work harder to produce the desired results.

Having a warranty on your HVAC system means that you should follow routine maintenance as well. If you do so, then you help to keep the warranty valid. We can also help to advise you on the recommendations for when maintenance and a tune-up will be needed. Having regular maintenance done will also help improve the indoor air quality for your home. The filter can be replaced as well. Removing the harmful debris and contaminates from the air is what the job of the filter is. It will then help make sure that fresh clean air is circulated back into your home again.

Carbon Monoxide and How to Avoid It

Carbon monoxide is a gas that is odorless, colorless, and virtually undetectable by a person. It can however be detected by a ceiling detector that you can install in your home. The incomplete combustion of fuels will cause carbon monoxide to form. You will want to make sure that your home is free of carbon monoxide and other issues. Make sure that the furnace is inspected and tuned up before you need to turn it on. Following regular maintenance schedules are important to keep your HVAC system working correctly.

Carbon monoxide symptoms

There could be some symptoms you start to notice if you have poisoning. These can be similar to having the flu, so you will want to pay close attention to it. If others in your home are experiencing the same symptoms, it is best to go to a doctor. Also remember to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home as well. If you are not sure what type or kind of detector to get, we can advise you on the options.

You will also want to check any appliances that could cause carbon monoxide. These are typically appliances that are fuel-burning. Some can include gas stoves or ovens, gas space heater, or even a wood stove. Fireplaces can also lead to the gas if there is an issue. Either a gas or wood burning fireplace can have the possibility of the issue. You should also check other appliances like the clothes dryer, water heater, furnace, boilers, and even generators for your home. Anytime a vent or door is blocked, it also blocks fumes from leaving an area. When these build up, you have a greater risk of having poisoning in your home. So this fall, make sure to invest in a detector so you can help prevent the issue from occurring.

End of Summer Maintenance for your HVAC System

With the end of summer, now is the perfect time to get your HVAC system ready for the upcoming heating season. Transitioning from the cooling to heating season can mean that you will want to check the air conditioner and the furnace. When you do this, always make sure you contact us. This way we can properly inspect the whole HVAC system and components for you. If there are any issues, we can make sure that they are working correctly and efficiently.

End of the Summer Season

You can do several things to help keep your HVAC system operating efficiently. When you notice anything that is starting to show signs of an issue, you can make sure to contact us. During the transitioning season, you can help take advantage of energy-saving tips. Use the ceiling fans in your home more often to help circulate the air. This will help keep the air in your home cooler, without having to run the air conditioner constantly.

Check the Filter

Also remember that now is a good time to have the air filter for the HVAC system inspected. It should be done after summer and before the colder temperatures set in. Make sure that you check it on a regular basis and ensure that the filter is clean. When it is recommended, you should replace the filter as well. If you are not sure when the filter should be replaced, contact us. Otherwise you can also replace it when it starts to get dirty.

Another good task to do is check the outdoor air conditioner condenser of the HVAC system. You will want to move away any debris from trees, hedges, bushes, or even the lawn. Keeping the debris away from the air condenser is important for the overall efficiency of it. Remember to contact us so that we can properly inspect the HVAC system for you now.

Allergens in your Home should be removed for better Comfort

You can help do things in reducing the amount of allergens that are in your home. Allergens that are in the outdoor air can also get into your home during the year. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, you will want to have the best quality air possible. You may start to notice that there are some allergens in your home based on a few signs. One way to notice pollutants and allergens can be if you see dust or dirt build up on things. This can indicate that the air in your home is less than ideal and can be an issue.

Allergens in your home

Another way to notice issues is how comfortable the home is to be in. If you and your family members are able to breathe easily, then the air is fine. When the allergens are starting to increase, you may find it difficult to breathe the air. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, then these allergens will be triggers for them. You will start to notice watery or irritated eyes when the allergens are heavy. Other symptoms can include a runny nose, sneezing, or even a scratchy throat. This can also make it unpleasant to sleep or spend time in your home.

You can invest in a whole home filtration system for your home. This will help remove the contaminants and pollutants from the air in your home. It will then recycle the good quality air back into your home again. This will help keep everything comfortable, and also make it easier to breathe. If you are not sure of what filtration system may be right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can answer any questions you have and make sure the air is the best it can be for you and your family.

Whole Home Filtration Systems are Important

To help keep your home comfortable, investing in a whole home filtration system is very beneficial. This will help keep the home comfortable and enjoyable to be in. If you notice any issues with breathing, it could be caused by the air in your home. Symptoms like a stuffed up nose, runny nose, irritated eyes, and even a scratchy throat are common. Now allergy triggers are at the highest, so you will want to make sure your home is free of them. If you are not sure what type of filtration system is right for you, contact us. We can inspect your home and advise you on what is right for it.

Change the Filter even if you have a whole home filtration system

One common task that is often over looked is having the filter cleaned. If you have a whole home filtration system, you will also want to keep changing the filter. The filter is designed to capture dirt and dust that can be in the air of your home. This is also the same things that trigger allergy symptoms for those in the home. If you are not sure how often the filter should be changed, we can advise you and recommend a schedule. By following this, you can help ensure good quality air moving through your home.

With a whole home filtration system, it will keep the air in the best quality possible for you and your family. Any signs of illness or issues with the air quality should not be ignored. When the filtration system is installed and operating, you will notice your health is overall better as well. Also remember to be aware of any issues or problems that come up as well. If you notice odd smells or noises, those should always be checked immediately to ensure everything is fine.