Heating and Air Conditioning

A Few Tips to Keep Your Heater Working

  1. Keep your furniture away from heating air intake. When you turn on the heater, it may be blowing warm air into your room, but all that cool air its removing has to go somewhere. Keeping your heater intake clear with a clean filter can increase the life of your system by allowing air to flow.
  2. Change your filter regularly. Changing your filter is the most important part of  maintenance. We recommend changing it every three to six months for optimal system health. There are several different types of filters you can buy. If you’re allergy-prone or simply want cleaner air, HEPA filters are great for purifying the air. There are also standard fiberglass and cardboard frame, pleated, and electrostatic air filters. Consult an HVAC professional to find the right filter for you and your unit.
  3. Clean the coils. Be sure to turn off and unplug your system before you clean its coils. Check your unit’s user guide to find how to access the coils or call us. Clean coils allow your unit to run efficiently and to manufacturer recommended specs and energy usage. Proper air flow through your evaporator coil and condenser coil ensures your compressor will not over amp and run as recommended.
  4. Run your heater every few months. Even if you don’t need to warm your home up, running your heater for a few minutes every two months during night time can increase the life of your unit. This way, you’ll know before the temperature hits below 70 degrees if your unit needs repairs.
  5. Set your heating unit to the energy saver mode. It might be tempting to turn your heater on full blast all night during the cold fall or winter months, but this doesn’t add to the life of your unit. Keeping your unit on the energy saver settings only turns your unit on when it automatically detects the room is getting cold. Plus, this helps you save a little extra money on your energy bills, which is something we all want!

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