Your furnace needs clean air to breathe. Clean filters keep debris away from your furnace, helping it to operate efficiently. Allergens, pet dander, remodeling dust and more can make your filter get dirty quickly.
Check your filter regularly and change it when necessary. This is one easy step in caring for your furnace and helping it to last longer.
Happy New Year!
Start the year off with preventive maintenance for your heating system – it’s been working hard to keep you warm. Preventive maintenance ensures that your heating unit is operating properly and efficiently to keep your home comfortable.
The days are getting longer but your furnace still has a lot of work to do this winter – take care of it so it can take care of you.
Your furnace or boiler has to work hard to keep your home warm in these cold temperatures – and there’s a lot more winter to go!
How can you help? Ensure that your filter is clean and that snow is cleared away from the intake, allowing your furnace to breathe easy. Keep your thermostat set at a comfortable temperature. Open supplies and returns so that your furnace has proper airflow.
Any questions or concerns? Give us a call.
2 questions come up often – Should there be a screen on my furnace intake? And Should I cover my air conditioner in the winter? The answer to both is NO.
Your furnace intake pipe may get debris in it at times, this can be easily cleaned out. If you have a screen over it, your furnace may not get enough airflow. Screens make it easy for spiders and bees to create nests that block the venting. Loss of airflow will prevent your furnace from functioning properly, which may lead to expensive repairs.
The outdoor unit of your air conditioner or heat pump is called a condenser. This should not have a cover wrapped around it during the winter. You may put a board over the top to keep out the leaves. But a wrapped cover creates an environment for condensation to form on warmer days and for mice to make a home. Either of these situations can damage your condenser and prevent it from working properly.
Any other questions? Give us a call. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Does your hair stand up when you take your hat off? Does your skin itch? Do you hear coughing in your home? These are signs of a lack of humidity in your home and this is the time of year that our home’s air quality gets parched. Low humidity doesn’t just affect your health – it’s hard on your home as well. Wood floors contract. Windows sweat. Musical instruments – especially stringed – tighten up.
A whole home humidifier can be mounted onto your furnace ductwork to help keep your home comfortable and your skin moist this winter.
Tame the hair. Stop scratching. Silence your cough. Enjoy the comforts of home this season.
Lp, or liquid propane, is a common option for operating heating units in our homes. It is important that you keep an adequate amount of Lp in the tank.
When an Lp tank gets too low, the gas pressure to your heating appliances also gets too low. Running low on gas pressure could potentially cause an appliance to soot and need heavy cleaning.
Whether or not you are on auto-fill with your supplier, always regularly check your tank. Unusually cold weather and more use can cause your Lp to run low quicker than normal. No matter why this happens, low Lp can cost you money.
So mark your calendar! Check your tank regularly! Stay warm this heating season!
What a change a week can make! Last weekend we enjoyed summer-like temperatures and now we’ve all had to turn our furnaces on and maybe even add an extra blanket at night. It’s downright chilly!
A programmable thermostat may aid in saving you money on energy costs by setting back your temperature while you are away and automatically be warm again when you return. Wi-Fi thermostats are becoming quite popular as well. A
furnace that operating properly and has a clean filter is also helpful.
Give us a call. Let’s see what we can do to ensure your home if
comfortable on these chilly nights!
The leaves are falling! That means the snow will soon be falling too! Enjoy the comforts of your home now by having a fireplace installed.
A fireplace adds warm ambiance to your residence. It makes the cool nights and early mornings cozy. Our showroom has several options on display – come in and check them out!
Are you thinking about replacing your home’s heating and air conditioning system? Now’s a great time to update these units as incentives are being offered until December 15. There are financing options and possible energy rebates, which will make these updates easier on your budget!
Winter is coming and your furnace will soon be working hard. If it’s old and getting tires, now’s the time to replace it with a more efficient unit.
There’s a chill in the air this morning that tells us the colder air is coming. Is your furnace ready for winter?
Annual preventive maintenance ensures that your furnace is operating properly and efficiently. Maintenance increases the longevity of your furnace, saving you money on equipment or service calls.
Don’t get left sitting in the cold. Take care of your furnace so it can take care of you!