We are committed to helping you as a homeowner keep up with some of the routine maintenance and other ideas to keep your HVAC system running to its best potential. Always remember that regular clean and tunes by our technicians are a must to keep your equipment in the best running condition.
WHAT IS THE EFFICIENCY RATING ON YOUR EQUIPMENT?
Your air conditioner will have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. Your furnace will have an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. The higher the rating on both, the more efficient a unit is.
HOW OLD IS YOUR FURNACE AND OR AC?
If your equipment is 15 years old or more it might not be worth fixing. With new equipment you could be saving money in the long run! Most furnaces can start experiencing problems after about 10 years.
KNOW YOUR WARRANTY!
In addition to knowing your equipment warranty term, make sure to understand what is covered and for how long
CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTERS!
We cannot stress this enough in our industry. One of the simplest, most effective ways to keep your HVAC unit in top shape is to change its air filters as often as the manufacturer recommends. The frequency can range between one and six months. Some thermostats will remind you about filter changes. A lot of problems start by homeowners not changing their air filters enough or sometimes not at all.
KEEP AREA CLEAR AROUND OUTSIDE UNIT
Maintaining the landscape does more than make your yard look beautiful, it also helps your HVAC system perform well and have proper airflow. Shrubs, trees, plants and other foliage should be about three feet away from the unit. It is also a good idea to keep garden tools, supplies, furniture and toys away from it. As leaves and pine needles fall on and around the unit, clear them away. The same goes for snow.
CHANGE YOUR THERMOSTAT BATTERIES
We recommend that you change your thermostat batteries when you change your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors batteries.