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Try This Before You Call!

When we have unseasonably cold weather, it can sometimes take a little while for your HVAC system to reach your desired temperature, or in extreme cold, to keep up. In these cases, it may be necessary to augment with other heating sources, like a fireplace or space heater. However, we also recommend customers check these three things:


Air filter

Check it monthly and change as needed. Clogged filters cause all kinds of problems, some easily remedied with a filter change.


Thermostat

Double-check the settings are correct.


Compressor

If you have a heat pump, check the outdoor condenser unit. Sometimes plants grow too close and obstruct airflow. After a storm, take a look at your outdoor condenser unit, clear away any leaves, twigs or other yard waste. If you see debris inside it or a blade appears bent, give us a call.

Heating Preventive Maintenance

 

Regular service helps your heating system run more efficiently and costs less to operate. Professional maintenance keeps warranties valid and prevents more costly repairs. Neglect of any device is a recipe for problems including breakdowns.

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Common Indoor Air Quality Problems During Heating Season

 

Did you know, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors? According to the EPA, the air we breathe indoors is often two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. You may not realize it, but your HVAC system plays a big part in the air you breathe. It circulates and conditions the air in your home.


Therefore, if there are airborne pollutants, they’ll be swept along and travel throughout your home. Common indoor air contaminants include pollen, virus and bacteria, dander, dust, dust mites and dirt. To improve your indoor air quality, we recommend:


Routine air filter changes

The filter stops the bigger particulates until it’s full. Then the HVAC system must work harder to push air through it. This strains your system.


Regular heating service

Routine inspections and cleanings remove contaminants from the system components.


Installation of air quality products

Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, media air cleaners and UV air purifiers.

According to asthma and allergy groups, the number of Americans affected by respiratory illness continues to grow. Indoor air pollutants often aggravate symptoms. The elderly, infants and children, as well as people with certain cardiac conditions and suppressed immune systems, are also vulnerable to these triggers. See the difference indoor air quality products make for your home.

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