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Children and Pets should not Stay in Hot Cars

Be aware of any children or pets that might be in backseat of your vehicle. Always make sure that you look back there when exiting the vehicle. Do not rely on noise, because if they have fallen asleep, it can be easy to forget they are back there. Some newer cars have a feature that will alert you for anything left in the back as you get out. It will sense a difference in weight in the seat. This can include children, pets, or even if you set groceries or objects on the seat. No matter what, it is always best to look. Overall, it is a good habit to get into to open the back door and double check. This way you can reassure yourself nothing or no one is in there.

Remember Children in the Car

Even if you think that you will run into a store quick, do not leave a child or pet behind. There is no guarantee how long you will be in there. There can be several circumstances that change how long it takes to run in. If you start talking to someone you know, start browsing around the store, or even a long wait for checkout are all things that can happen. Cracking a window or parking in the shade will not help either. Typically on an 85 degree day, the vehicle can warm up to 100 degrees quickly. This can happen in as little as ten minutes. When the temperature is warm, it will heat up quicker.

The car can act like a greenhouse when you shut the air off. The sunlight will heat the interior through the windows. As it heats up the dashboard and seats, they will radiate more heat as well. This will increase the temperature inside. Without the air running or windows cracked, there will be no circulation either.  So always make sure that you take everyone with you when leaving the car.

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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.

Having the Best Air Quality for your Home

Having good quality air in your home is important for you and your family. This will make it easier to breathe and live. Since during the winter months you will spend more time indoors, you will want to have the best air possible. If you follow regular maintenance inspections for the furnace and HVAC system, you can prevent issues. This is because we can check for any parts that are starting to wear and cause problems. If these things are ignored, it will only end up causing more damage in the long run. It will also end up costing more when there is an unexpected breakdown.

Having good quality air

When having the furnace inspected, we can check the entire system and the filter. This will help capture any dirt and dust that might be in the air of your home. When the air is moved through back into your home, the dirt and dust are removed from it. This is important, especially if someone in your home has allergies or asthma they suffer from. Between visits, you can check the furnace filter as well. If it starts to become clogged and dirty, make sure to have it replaced as soon as possible. Make sure that the filter is the same size, that way your furnace will operate efficiently.

If the home needs an air purifier, we can also advise on the options you have. This also helps to remove any contaminants that might be in the air of your home. Your home could also benefit from a whole home humidifier. This way if the air in your home is extremely dry, you can help prevent that. If you notice any static or shocks that you get while in your home, make sure to contact us. Investing in a humidifier may be beneficial for you and your home.

Winter Air Quality for your Home

The winter air quality in your home is different than in the summer. During the winter months the home is usually more sealed up. This prevents drafts and cold air from entering the home. As a result, it will lack fresh air in the home. You will want to make sure that the air that is recycled is the best quality. Make sure that the system is properly inspected for any issues. The winter air quality will be the best possible by making sure the furnace system is maintained. If you have any questions, always make sure to contact us.

Winter Air Quality

Remember to change the filter for the furnace on a regular basis as well. This will help to capture dirt and dust that is in the air of your home. That way the air that is recycled into your home is clean and easy to breathe. Regularly make sure to check the filter of the furnace. It can be cleaned to help improve the efficiency of the furnace. When recommended, you should change the filter completely. Remember to replace it with a filter of the same size. This will help it to run at the best performance level possible.

You will also want to have the rest of the furnace system inspected as well. This also includes checking the ductwork for any problems. Make sure it is free of any cracks or puncture marks. If there is damage, you will want to have it repaired as soon as possible. Also take time to check the thermostat in your home. You will want to make sure that the actual temperature is the same as the set temperature. If it is different, make sure to contact us. There could be an issue with the thermostat or the furnace of your home. By fixing an issue at the first sign, you can help prevent further issues from happening in the long run.