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. Sometimes 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.
DO NOT CLOSE OFF VENTS
In an attempt to save money on heating and cooling costs, some homeowners close the vents in rooms they don’t use often. This action will actually increase your energy costs because your system will have to work harder to maintain the comfort levels in your home. For this reason, we recommend that you never block vent registers with furniture, books, blankets or other objects. If you only want to heat or cool certain areas of your home, talk to us about creating different zones.
CHANGE YOUR THERMOSTAT BATTERIES
We recommend that you change your thermostat batteries when you change your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors batteries
FIND A REPUTABLE HVAC COMPANY NOW
Don’t wait until you need a repair to search for a company that you can trust. Searching for one in advance gives you time to research and vet different contractors. A good company is one that has served your area for several years, provides emergency services, and specializes in a variety of home comfort systems.