FALL 2013

THE IMPORTANCE OF SERVICING YOUR FURNACE

If you’re like many homeowners, then you’ve noticed the chill in the air as fall and winter approach. As we all shut down our air conditioners and prepare to stay warm, we wanted to alert our customers to the importance of getting your furnace serviced. Take a look below at some of the benefits of regular tune–ups for your furnace, and then call your local heating contractor to set up a visit from their technicians today.

As your furnace operates, it will naturally develop a variety of small problems and issues. These can range from the fan motor belt wearing out to the burner gradually getting dirtier. Without regular service, such issues will likely just get worse and eventually cause more costly repairs. They can also force other parts of your furnace to work harder to compensate for the broken part.

When you get your furnace regularly serviced before the fall and winter, your technician will thoroughly clean and inspect your entire furnace. This allows him or her to find any small problems in the system and alert you to them so you can approve repairs. This has several important potential benefits to your home.

Reduced repair. Probably the most important potential benefit to regular tune–ups is that it allows you to avoid many types of repairs that result from lack of maintenance.

Increased efficiency. If your furnace has many small problems with it, then it will have to work harder to heat your home, which reduces its efficiency and leads to higher monthly bills.

Extended equipment life. Over time, these many small problems that your furnace develops could cause the system to prematurely break down. Regular tune–ups can help extend the life of your furnace so that it can operate as long as possible.

Many homeowners fail to realize that their furnaces actually work hard throughout the hottest time of the year as well as the coldest. All summer long your furnace works with your outdoor condenser and coils in order to force cool, comfortable air throughout your home. This is precisely why routine maintenance, including a thorough inspection, tune–up and filter change, is so important prior to the heating season. Take care of your furnace before you need it most this winter.

TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER LAST

If you’re like most homeowners, then you probably want to keep your AC lasting as long as possible. Over the summer, your air conditioning system likely got a lot of use in order to keep you comfortable in the heat. So what can you do to make sure that your air conditioner lasts? Read on to learn more about some of the answers.

GET REGULAR MAINTENANCE

Probably one of the best things that you can do for the life of your air conditioner is to get it regularly maintained and tuned up. As your AC operates, it will develop small problems and issues that impede its ability to cool your home. Over time, these small problems can cause your system to break down permanently or require more frequent repair. During regular maintenance visits, your technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your entire air conditioning system, then alert you to any small issues that they find. Doing this could have several important potential benefits.

  • Reduced repair
  • Increased efficiency
  • Extended equipment life
  • Greater comfort

HAVE IT PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED

If you’re getting a new air conditioning system installed in your home, make sure that you have a professional technician do the job. One of the most common causes of AC repair is bad installation. There are so many different components that need to be connected and calibrated properly; if any of them aren’t, it can cause damage as soon as your unit starts up. Only a professional has the experience and training o be able to get everything done properly.

CHANGE THE AIR FILTER

Your air conditioner contains an air filter that protects the internal components from dust and dirt. If it isn’t changed regularly, it can clog, which will restrict the flow of air through the system. Not only does this reduce the amount of cooling that you get in your home but it could also reduce the efficiency of your AC and cause more breakdowns.

Make sure that you call your local professional air conditioning contractor if you need any repairs for your AC or if you’re ready to schedule maintenance for it.