New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

December 19, 2019

You should not just make New Year’s resolutions for yourself and your family. Instead, you also need to take care of things that work hard for you such as your HVAC system. Here are five resolutions to make. 1. Perform Preventative Maintenance Your HVAC system can’t simply be left alone and expected to work for you when you need it. Instead, your unit requires that you periodically inspect it and perform occasional maintenance to keep it working. Each HVAC system will have a preventative maintenance schedule, and it should not be ignored. 2. Change Your Air Filters When your air filters are old and clogged, your HVAC system will not only function inefficiently, but it will also be at a greater risk of breaking. Changing your air filter is inexpensive but a vital step to keep your home’s air fresh and your HVAC working properly. 3. Clean Your Debris Coming off of the fall season, leaves and other debris will gather on top of the outside unit of your HVAC system. These can degrade the performance of your system. When you make a resolution to clear this debris, you’ll improve the performance of your system and prolong its life. 4....

View Article

Read More

Does Rain Damage My Heating and Cooling System Over Time?

September 10, 2018

An air conditioner unit consists of two parts, on inside and the other outdoors. Because water is known as the universal solvent, the question comes up sometimes as to whether or not rainwater is bad for the outdoor unit. It’s a natural question, as most people understand to take care of tools and equipment means not to leave them out in the rain. Fortunately, however, the air conditioning unit was designed by engineers to be weatherproof and won’t, under normal circumstances, be damaged by rain. The Effects of Rain on Your Air Conditioner Rainwater can, in fact, actually be good for the unit during moderate or light storms. The water can rinse off any accumulated dust or pollen in the coils as it flushes through the unit. Keeping the unit clean is an important part of an overall maintenance program as the conditioner can’t work properly if it becomes clogged, and can be forced to work harder than intended if it even becomes partially clogged. There’s also the basic fact that rain tends to cool the overall temperature, which is helpful toward simply not needing to use the air conditioner as much on a rainy day. So a typical rainstorm...

View Article

Read More