Have you noticed that you or your children seem to be prone to respiratory infections while at home? The problem may not be seasonal allergies as much as your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) filter. Ultimately, if your air filter is not cleaning the air as it should, you could be breathing in dirt and bacteria, which can make your family sick. There are several different types of filters used with your air conditioner or heater, and each type has its strengths and weaknesses.
When it comes to your heating system, there are a number of issues that can make your system run less efficiently. Clogged air filters, leaking air ducts, and poor air flow can all make it harder for your furnace to keep your home warm when the weather is cold. Yearly maintenance should be done on your heating system before it needs to turn on all the time. You can reduce the number of times you call for an emergency repair when you take the time to have your system serviced.
When it comes to keeping your home cool, sometimes you need a little extra cooling ability. A window air conditioner will help you cool off a space. Before you purchase a window air conditioning unit, however, there are a few things you need to consider.
The Cooling Capacity of the Unit
The first thing you need to do is look at the cooling capacity of the unit. The cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units or BTUs.
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on furnace repairs, especially if you've been a bit neglectful towards your heating system. Since you're not using your furnace right now, you can finally take care of the heating repairs and maintenance you've put off during previous months. By tackling the following repairs starting right now, your home and your family will be prepared once temperatures start dropping.
1. Burner Cleaning and/or Replacement
If you walk into your home this summer and your home doesn't feel quite as cool as it normally does, it could be a potential problem. Before you run out to purchase a new a/c system though, you may want to check a few things first. Read on for troubleshooting tips to help you get your house feeling cool again.
Thermostat Set To Cool?
Check your thermostat to be sure it is still set to cool.