There’s no question that pets are family. Where else can we get unconditional love, laughter, and comfort in one adorable package? And let’s face it, there are days we like our pets better than our human family members. Having furry babies means having pet hair and dander all over your home. The vacuum cleaner becomes permanently attached to your hand, you carry lint rollers in your purse or briefcase, and pet hair is a constant fashion accessory to every outfit. But having pets also means taking extra steps on HVAC maintenance to help your home's equipment run efficiently.
Filters should be cleaned or replaced monthly during the cold season.
So you decided it was time to replace that dirty air filter, and all the filters on the shelf have what's called a "MERV" rating. You're probably wondering what the acronym MERV stands for. Well, it stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Not sure what that even means? This article explains that, and answers all the questions you never knew you would need the answers to when you became an adult...
Is the air flow in your HVAC system weak? Are your energy bills higher than usual? Do you have itchy eyes or a runny nose? You might have a clogged or dirty air filter. 60 seconds is all it takes to learn the shocking truth about the importance of changing your air filter. Changing your filter could change your life... True story.
Tip: Upgrading your thermostats can result in increased comfort, lower energy bills, and extended equipment life. Increased Comfort: The temperature sensors on older thermostats become inconsistent as they age and also do not allow you to turn on the system automatically 20 minutes before you arrive home. This added control and programmability allows you to have the home exactly the temperature you want it to be, whether you are in the home or not. Wi-Fi thermostats allow you to tweak settings and controls through a smartphone no matter where you are [...]
The hottest days of the summer are here! The thermometer is soaring and the humidity is so high you could wring out the air like a wet shirt. You can almost guarantee you’ll be uncomfortable as soon as you step outside. Good thing your home is air-conditioned. However, air conditioning and HVAC units do not last forever — 12 years is the average lifespan. The moment they fail is usually when you need them the most. There is good news! Not every A/C problem is an emergency. Here are a few issues [...]
Tip: Preventative maintenance protocols can extend the lifetime of your air conditioning equipment. Changing air filters regularly is an important part of managing your home's air quality and the efficiency of your system. Air filters are an important part of your central air conditioning system and are often under-appreciated for what they accomplish. They collect bits of pollen and dust that would have otherwise circulated throughout your home. Air filters really are the first line of defense and clogged air filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failure. All [...]
Your air conditioning's filter continues to get dirty, limiting airflow, causing your system to run inefficiently, and requiring you to continually change it more often than you should have to. Worst of all you can’t figure out why. It could be a number of things including: Air Conditioning’s fan may be set to “ON” Problem: Your thermostat has two settings for the fan, “Auto” and “On”. When set to “ON” the fan will run 24/7, constantly circulating air over the air filter. This means the filter is constantly catching airborne contaminants, [...]