Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Winter HVAC Prep Tips

Schedule HVAC service.Prepping your home’s HVAC system for winter season should be an annual thing. This ensures that the indoor temperature in your home will be warm enough for safety and comfort. Here are some items that should be part of your task list:
  • Make sure that the heat pump is well-protected and unobstructed.
  • Update your thermostat.
  • Clean your heating duct.
  • Schedule HVAC service.
  • Check and replace dirty filters.
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7 Home Improvement Tips to Help You Warm Your Home and Save at the Same Time

Look for insulation gapsEngaging in certain home improvement projects is one way to battle the cold this winter. Inhabitat.com shares 7 winter home improvement pointers that every homeowner should consider in order to save money and energy in the cold season:
  1. Get an energy audit
  2. Seal your walls
  3. Seal your home’s can lights
  4. Look for insulation gaps
  5. Check and tune-up your heating system
  6. Check your windows
  7. Install a smart thermostat
To learn more about these tips, read the article here.
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How to Keep Winter Bills at a Minimum

Many homeowners have long come at peace with the notion that their homes’ utility bills always rise up during winter. However, little do they know that there are actually a couple of things that can be done to keep these bills at a minimum:
  • Using gas costs less than oil, is more convenient as it is piped into the house, and raises properly value.
  • Seal the ducts.
  • Schedule intensive maintenance service from quality contractors.
  • Reduce use of heat.
  • Manage the water heater.
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Pave the Way to a Hassle-free Winter through Heating System Maintenance

Chimney maintenance
Without proper and regular maintenance, your heating system may find a difficult time functioning efficiently this winter. Here are a couple of pointers to make sure it is at its best:
  • Schedule a pre-winter furnace tune-up.
  • Change the furnace air filter.
  • Test carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Clean the chimney and install glass or metal fire screen.
  • Place the space heater on a flat surface and away from flammable materials.
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Securing an Efficient and Durable Heating System

Regular maintenance does not only help ensure that your home’s heating system will perform smoothly and efficiently at the present — it also increases the latter’s durability, saving you from sudden and severe breakdowns and repair needs in the future.
Here are three basic tasks that you should remember in performing an effective heating system maintenance:
  • Clean the furnace
  • Perform ductwork inspection
  • Check the thermostat
To learn more about how these tasks should be performed, check out an article from Ron’s Mechanical Inc. — click here.… Continue Reading

AC Check Up During Winter Season

Make sure that your air conditioning unit is working properly. Although it is still winter season, The Better Business Bureau recommends that we start planning ahead. Apparently, winter season is the perfect time to make sure that your air conditioning unit is working properly. Here are some tips on how to prepare your AC system for the high temperature ahead of you.

–          Research the company’s background.

–          Obtain quotes from at least three companies. Make sure to compare prices.

–          Go over the warranty coverage.

–          Inquire about energy efficiency.

To learn more, visit theadvertiser.com.

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Minimizing HVAC Energy Consumption to Lower the Bills

Homeowners often ask how they can keep their bills at a minimum during winter. The truth is that the extreme cold and heat, brought about by winter or summer respectively, cause our homes’ HVAC system to consume greater energy in order to moderate the indoor temperature level. Fortunately, making this consumption lower than usual can be easy by observing the following measures:
  • Turn to preventive maintenance to avoid major repair needs in the future.
  • Make sure that the drapes and ceiling fans are adjusted to maximize the warm air in the house.
  • Get to know your thermostat and learn how it can help you make some savings.
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Preparing Your Air Conditioner

Ensure that your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape by changing its filters regularly.Although the temperatures haven’t started to rise yet, it is best that you start getting your air conditioner ready for the hot summer months. Apparently, your air conditioner is the 3rd largest purchase you will ever make as a homeowner and it is only right that you take care of it especially because this piece of equipment is what you actually need during the summer season.

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape is to change the air filters regularly. You may also want to have your system inspected at least twice a year just to make sure that it is still in good working condition.

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Effective HVAC Maintenance Guide

The best way to secure the efficiency and durability of your home's HVAC system is through effective upkeep.The best way to secure the efficiency and durability of your home’s HVAC system is through effective upkeep. Whether it’s simply undergoing a routine check-up and cleaning, or a repair, securing the quality of the job is very important.

  • Be informed about your HVAC system — unit model, maintenance history, etc.
  • Inspect the system before calling for professional assistance to be able to describe the problem in detail over the phone.
  • Perform regular and efficient indoor and outdoor unit maintenance.
  • Protect the units from harmful elements, and conditions that may keep them from properly working.
To learn more, click here.
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Homeowner’s Guide to Securing a Safe Indoor Air Quality

Maintain the air quality of your home airconditioner.It is not enough that your home’s air conditioning and heating system is able to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Equally important is its ability to secure a safe indoor air quality.
  • Install fresh air filters at the start of the hot, and cold, season.
  • Opt for a unit with high SEER rating.
  • Avoid using ductless ac systems without the appropriate filtration system.
  • A maintain low-humidity level.
To learn more, check out an article from Air Excellence Heating & Cooling — click here.

 

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