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10 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Furnace Checked

Is furnace maintenance really necessary? Absolutely! But, why? Here are 10 reasons as to why heating tune ups are absolutely critical for your furnace and the safety of your home:

Your Safety:

To begin with, an annual furnace tune up helps you and your family remain safe. The furnace produces the heat in your home. Moreover, heating units are ran by fossil fuels such as propane, oil, or natural gases. If a small crack or defect in the design occurs, there will be a higher chance of harmful emissions.

Saves Money and Energy:

Clean systems are able to use the energy they consume more efficiently. Consequently, less energy is wasted with each cycle, and your energy bill will begin to shrink!

Increases Your Comfort:

Dust and dirt make it more difficult for your air conditioner to remove excess moisture and heat from the air and your comfort suffers. Don’t let this be a barrier to your total home comfort!

Prevent Breakdowns:

During the winter months, your furnace works hard to keep up with the demand of warming your home. As the furnace runs continually, there are more chances for a system failure. One of the leading causes for system failure is the buildup of dirt and dust. Hence, if you schedule a yearly furnace tune up, the chance of buildup decreases.

Increase the Lifespan of Your System:

When your furnace can run in an efficient manner, the system will last longer. You want your heating unit to run in efficient capacity for as long as possible. Replacing an entire heating and cooling unit due to improper furnace maintenance is a very costly expense.

Keeps Your Warranty Valid:

With some heating and cooling systems, the only way for the warranty or extended warranty to remain valid is by having an annually furnace tune up. You do not want to lose your warranty coverage from lack of furnace maintenance. Therefore, Maintenance Agreements can help you save on higher expenses in the future.

Allows for Proper Airflow:

A furnace tune up can ensure you are getting proper airflow throughout the unit. The venting system is critical for efficiently distributing heat throughout your household. If you are experiencing minimal airflow, you system will have to run harder to maintain the desired temperature.

Filter Checks:

Checking filters more than once a year is ideal. During a furnace tune up, air filters can be checked and replaced. Clean filters keep your system free of dirt, dust, and allergens. As a result, the process helps keep your furnace running in an efficient manner while keeping possible harmful particles from entering into your household.

Blower Maintenance:

The furnace tune up should include blower maintenance. Checking the seal will ensure the blower access door is properly sealed. The blower helps keep the heat flowing properly. If any type of debris has gotten into the blower wheel, the unit will need to be cleaned to ensure proper efficiency. The smallest amount of debris can cause the blower to break down leading to higher furnace maintenance costs.

Peace of Mind:

Lastly, PEACE OF MIND. A furnace tune up may seem like an unnecessary expense. Truthfully, annual furnace maintenance can keep your HVAC system running in an efficient manner saving you from costly repairs and system failure. In addition, annual furnace tune ups will save you in other ways, from lower utility bills to a healthier living environment.

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3 Ways to Stay Cool Indoors without Breaking the Bank

Although Summer is coming to an end, the hot temperatures will be sticking around. Nothing like that Texas heat! A struggle that we all face is how to stay cool without our electric bill being a little higher than normal. We understand the importance of saving money. We offer many services that help you save more money. Regular Maintenance check ups are something that we believe in. We offer this service because we know that a dirty air conditioner could higher the cost of your electricity bill by 50%. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that we can stay cool without breaking the bank.

1. Fans Help to Stay Cool…

Who knew that fans would become your number one supporter in staying cool… Ceiling fans help the airflow circulate better around your home, making it feel colder than what the temperature shows. You may also use a portable fan for the rooms that do not have a ceiling fan! In the winter, ceiling fans help push the hot air down. Making it comfortable in your home. But, you will be hearing more about that tip in a later post.

2. Keep the Air Filter Clean…

Always, always, always change the air filter on time. It makes a huge difference in your A/C system. Dirty air filters can become a hazard. If you have children or pets, it is important that you do have a clean air filter. Dirty air filters also make the A/C do double the work than it needs to. When the filter is not changed, the air flow is reduced, causing the A/C to work twice as harder than usual. Changing the air filter is something that takes a few minutes to change. If you ever need help, give us a call.

3. Set A/C to “Auto”…

Setting your A/C system to Auto makes a big difference in your electric bill. When you leave your Air Conditioning system on “cool” or “on” it increases the cost, making your electric bill higher than normal. While you are not home, this setting helps regulate the temperature for your A/C  to not overwork while you are not home.

With these tips, you’ll not only be able to save money but stay cool!

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