We have some tips for you to prevent a service call or help us diagnose your problem quicker! Just read below.
Proper Maintenance & Cleaning
Proper maintenance early on keeps your furnace and other HVAC units running smoother for longer, extending their life – and your budget.
The first step to a properly maintained HVAC unit is cleanliness. You’ll save big in the long run if you keep your furnace and AC free of grass, leaves, mulch, dust, dirt, and cobwebs. This saves you on cleaning costs and maximizes your unit’s life.
Another important maintenance step for your furnace is to change the air filter. Filters should be switched out once every three months, or according to your HVAC technician’s recommendation.
Install A Whole-Home Humidifier
Your furnace’s heating process dries out the air in your home, and during winter, the air is dry enough already. This drier air sometimes causes skin irritations, aggravates nasal passages or allows for more static electricity buildup.
However, a whole-home humidifier restores dampness to the air. The moist air feels warmer because warm, moist air is more comfortable than dry, hot air – meaning you won’t have to set your thermostat as high.
Replace your filters every 90 days for better efficiency. If you use your unit more than normal or if your unit is older, your filter may need to be changed more often.
A good way to judge if your filter needs replacing is if it is covered in dust and air can no longer flow.
Don’t settle for cheap filters. This is one area that can cost you down the line. Air filters have come a long way and there are new and improved products on the market.
Check Air Ducts During HVAC Maintenance
This is a simple maintenance procedure. With the unit running, walk through the house to ensure that air is flowing through the vents.
If you do not feel the air coming through, make sure the vents are fully open and not being obstructed.
It’s also a good idea not to close too many vents. The more vents you close the harder the unit will have to work.
Use a programmable thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat can go a long way to help you reduce energy use when you’re not home.
The less your HVAC system has to work to maintain comfortable temperature levels when you’re not at home, the more savings you’ll see on your heating and cooling bill.