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Why Heating Maintenance is Important


Keeping the HVAC system in your home operating efficiently is important. If you are not sure when the schedule should be done, make sure to talk to us and we can advise you on one. There are several benefits for helping to make sure that they system has been inspected and maintained. One of the best benefits is to make sure that the system can have a decrease in the amount of repairs that it might need. By having the system inspected regularly, and early signs of an issue or failure can be caught sooner. This allows enough time to have it fixed before it becomes a much larger problem and repair cost as well.

Do Not Ignore Maintenance

If you ignore maintenance, you will start to notice a decrease in efficiency as well. As the parts start to wear with age, they will need to be properly inspected and maintained. You will notice that they will have a harder time being able to accomplish the task. We can check all the moving parts, belts, and overall condition of the system to help ensure it is efficient. Also, regular inspections are a great time to catch any small problem before it becomes worse and potentially destroys the system in your home.

Regular maintenance is also important for the overall safety of the unit. Some of the issues that may occur can do harm to those in your home. If your HVAC system burns fuel, a leak can cause health issues. A cracked heat exchanger can lead to carbon monoxide being leaked into your home. This is a serious issue, because it is colorless and odorless. We can also inspect the ductwork for any signs of damage or cracks in it. Doing so will help you to have a better operating and heating unit in the home, because the heat that is produced will not escape.

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Maintain the HVAC System this Winter

 

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There are several things that you should inspect and check for your HVAC system. By doing so, you can help improve the efficiency of it. Make sure to contact us for the schedule maintenance. Certain parts and components may need to be inspected more or less often than others. The filter is one part that should be inspected on a regular basis. It should be check frequently. It should also be changed when you start to see it become clogged up with dirt and dust. If you are not sure how often you should inspect or change the filter, make sure to contact us.

Maintain the ductwork

The ductwork is another part that should be inspected. Check for any cracks or puncture marks that might be on it. This will help to improve your heating efficiency as well. If there is damage in the ductwork, then heat could be escaping from it. This is because it will cause the furnace to continue operating and producing heat longer than it should. As heat escapes from the ductwork, the furnace will still be working to produce the heat to what the thermostat is set at. This can end up costing you more on monthly energy bills as well.

Odd Noises

You should also be aware of any odd noises or sounds that the HVAC system makes. This can alert you to an issue that the system might have. Any rattle or clunk type noises are always something to be concerned about. You can call us and we can come to inspect the HVAC system and furnace. Sometimes internal parts of the unit could become damaged or worn. These will need to be replaced as soon as possible so that the system can continue to work efficiently and at top performance for you. This will also help your home to be warm and comfortable this winter for you and your family.

 

Having a Warm Home this Winter

 

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Winter weather means cold temperatures. You will want to make sure your home is warm and comfortable during all those months. The best way to help keep your home comfortable is to have the system inspected on a regular basis. With proper preventative maintenance, your HVAC system and furnace can work and operate efficiently. We can also help to remind you when regular maintenance should be done. Following the schedule will always keep the parts in the best condition. We will also be able to check each part and component, to ensure that there is not an issue.

Odd Noises

You should also be able to notice any odd noise or sounds from the system. These will indicate an issue with the system. It should be looked at as soon as possible to help prevent further damage and issues from occurring. This can also cause the chance for a costly repair bill as well. When an issue or odd noise occurs, if you ignore it, more parts can become damaged as well.

Change the Filter during Winter

The filter will need to be checked on a regular basis as well. This will help it run smoothly. With a filter, it will capture the dirt and dust in the air. By doing this, it will prevent the dirt from getting into the HVAC system and causing damage and strain. Remember to never run the HVAC system without a filter. The result can be extensive damage to several parts of the furnace. So make sure to only operate the furnace when a filter is in it.

You will also want to make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector. This is designed to go off and sound an alarm with any indication of carbon monoxide in your home. This will improve your safety as well for you and your family.

 

Issues that Could Happen to your Furnace

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Proper and regular maintenance is needed for your HVAC system and furnace. We can also advise you on when the schedule for maintenance should be done. Also, you will want to contact us anytime you notice anything out of the norm with the system. This can range from strange sounds, smells, or how it operates. Having it inspected will help further problems in the long run. It will also lower the chance of a repair bill as well.

Issues to be aware of

One issue that can happen with the furnace is that the filter becomes clogged often. If the furnace is not blowing air efficiently through the filter, it can lead to problems. You will benefit if the filter is cleaned and replaced often. We can also advise you on when this schedule should be. It can also be of benefit if you have an extra filter incase you need to switch it suddenly. The furnace should never operate without a filter in to capture any harmful pollutants that might be in the air of the home.

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The furnace may also not produce enough warm air. If this is an issue, there could be a short in the system. We will need to inspect the thermostat to start with. Sometimes it will malfunction or fail completely. If you need to invest in a new one, think about a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the temperature based on days of the week and the various times of each day. Having the thermostat set to the ideal temperature can also help you save on the heat bill.

Check the parts

If you notice a significant increase in your monthly energy bill, this can be the first indication of an issue. Make sure to call us. We can examine the system and furnace to make sure it is working correctly for you. This will help your home to stay warm and comfortable this winter.

Keeping the Air in your Home the Best it Can Be

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The air in your home is not only important to you, but important to those in your family and friends. You will want your home to be comfortable, and enjoy being there. If you do not, it will make it miserable to be home. You may also notice breathing problems as well. Sometimes poor air quality can leady to allergies and asthma symptoms as well. We can come and inspect the hvac system, as well as the air quality in your home.

Check Carbon Monoxide

It is important to have a carbon monoxide detector for your home. Without one, you may be risking the lives of those in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It can make you sick, and even lead to death in a short amount of time. Having a detector is important because it will alert you to when the air quality is poor and traces of carbon monoxide are detected. You can call us and we can advise you on a carbon monoxide detector as well. Always make sure though that you change the batteries regularly, if the detector is equipped with them.

Clean Air

You will also want to make sure the air in your home is as clean as it should be. The filter will need to be inspected on a regular basis. It should also be changed on a regular schedule as well. If you are not aware how often this should be, please contact us. We can inspect the filter for you. Also, we can recommend a schedule for the furnace and your home. It is always a good idea to have an extra filter on hand. This is needed incase your filter needs to be changed suddenly. You will want to make sure the filter is the correct size. Keeping the filter properly maintained can help keep the air quality the best it can be in your home.

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.

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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.

Notice any Issues with your Furnace System

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The furnace system in your home should be inspected on a regular basis. Doing so will help it last as long as possible. Proper care will help ensure the system and unit last as long as possible. Regular maintenance will help with the efficiency and how it operates. Forgetting regular tasks can increase the chance of a breakdown occurring, especially at the worst time of the year. The last thing you will want to have happen is the furnace not working when it is below freezing outside. If you want to know when the HVAC system should be maintained, make sure to contact us for a schedule.

Check the Furnace

The most important feature is the furnace itself. We will check the various part, components, burners, and other features to ensure they work. The unit should be free of any garbage or junk that is near it. This can lead to a safety hazard because it could start a fire. You should allow enough space so there is not anything touching the furnace. Also make sure it is free of any leaks. If you notice a leak, call us right away so we can inspect and repair it for you.

Remember the Filter

Also remember to check the filter for the furnace. If you have pets, you will need to chance the filter more often. Pet do not only shed hair, they also shed dander. This can get into the unit, and into the air. The filter will collect these pollutants so your air is cleaner. If you are not sure when the filter should be inspected, contact us and we can recommend a schedule.

Thermostat

Remember to check the thermostat as well. A sign to notice an issue is if the thermostat set temperature is significantly different than the actual temperature. There could be an issue with the thermostat, the furnace, or any part in between. It can also lead to the unit operating harder and longer as well. This will increase your monthly energy bill, as well as wear to the furnace.