Monthly Archives: October, 2014

How to Maintain a Cost-efficient HVAC System

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As a responsible homeowner, you don’t really need anyone to tell you that prevention is the best medicine, may it be for your family’s health or your HVAC system. Make sure that the latter is at its most cost-efficient state using the following tips:
  • Have a licensed and experienced technician inspect the system annually.
  • Mark your calendar for change-the-filter day.
  • Units ten years or older may already need more competent replacements.
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Ensuring Your HVAC Tech Check-up Goes Well

Dont forget to check your air conditioner to ensure perfect working conditionEvery heat, ventilation and air conditioning system has a different set of needs that sets it apart from others. However, one thing that all systems have in common in order to remain in perfect working condition is the need for regular check-ups and tuneups. Whether you’re using a furnace, heat pumps or a boiler, make sure that the following are accomplished or provided during a professional check-up:

  • maintenance checklist
  • written report that includes repairs and recommendations
  • ensuring thermostat and safety controls
  • clear answers/explanations on your questions regarding your system
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Tips on Winterizing Your AC

For maintenance purposes remove your AC unit.Air conditioners don’t have much use during the coldest days of winter. If you have a window unit, you should remove it for maintenance and also to allow your heating system to work more efficiently. However, experts also advice that outdoor units should remain unwrapped outside:
  • Remove window air conditioners at the end of summer to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. Doing so will also allow homeowners to have their ACs checked before the cold season strikes.
  • You don’t have to cover outdoor units with vinyl as this may trap moisture and cause damage. Instead, you can install an open cover to protect it from falling debris and other outdoor elements.
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3 Helpful Tips on HVAC Maintenance

It is important to observe measures for HVAC unit maintenance.Unfortunately for us homeowners, our HVAC units aren’t built with self-cleaning and self-repairing mechanisms, which is why, to ensure that they remain functional and durable, it is important to observe measures for their maintenance:
  • Keep the area around the exterior unit free of obstructions to allow it to breathe.
  • Keep the unit running smoothly, and the air in your home safe and clean, by regularly changing air filters.
  • Make AC maintenance and check-ups part of your regular home upkeep tasks.
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How to Make the Most Out of Your Home’s Heating System

While running a home heating system is major necessity, especially among places with the coldest winters, it can be a tad expensive. Which is why, homeowners need to learn how to to make the most out of their units:
  • Annual maintenance can help address minor problems in your heating system before they become serious.
  • Avoid blocking the air vents and registers with furniture or drapes.
  • Use a programmable thermostat for utmost energy efficiency.
  • If you’re replacing an old unit, look for a new one rated Energy Star.
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Fall Home Comfort and Cost-Efficient Tips

Stay comfort at your home while not worrying for your monthly bills.Don’t let your skyrocketing monthly bills convince you that paying a lot is the only way to ensure comfort for your family. This fall, it’s all about making cost efficient changes in your home:
  • Even before winter strikes, you should have your furnace tuned-up to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • If you ever find the need to get a new furnace, choose one that’s rated with Energy Star.
  • Remember to change the air filter regularly throughout the cold season.
  • Install a programmable thermostat for greater functionality.
  • Set your thermostat at 68 degrees when no one is in the house.
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Minimizing Energy Consumption and Expense This Winter

AC air filter
Every winter, many homeowners notice a significant increase in their monthly bills. This is primarily because our homes’ heating systems work extra hard to keep the former warm and comfortable, which consequently leads to greater energy consumption.
To avoid any unnecessary expenses this winter, consider the following tips:
  • Have a professional perform a thorough inspection of all the components of your heating system.
  • Perform regular maintenance for your water heater.
  • Keep the thermostat at the lowest comfortable level — advisably between 65 to 70 degrees during the day and 58 degrees at night.
  • Change the air filters in your furnace before they become overly clogged with dust.
  • Make sure that your attic is properly insulated.
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How to Minimize Heat Loss in Your Home During Winter

blinds for the windows
Heat loss is a problem that many homes have to deal with during winter. Fortunately, there are numerous methods as to how homeowners can minimize its occurrence:
  1. Apply full insulation to your home’s walls, outlets and attic.
  2. Use heavy drapes or blinds for the windows and make sure that they can be properly sealed.
  3. Apply stripping around your doors and windows.
  4. Use an epoxy injector to seal leaks along your home’s foundation.
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