If you have a forced-air HVAC system and a gas-fired water heater like many homes in the Fort Wayne area, you might not think they're related in any way. However, both are essential in your day-to-day life, and they're the two biggest energy consumers in your household. This makes HVAC and water heater maintenance equally important in terms of energy savings and comfort.
Fall is here, which means it won’t be long before colder temperatures will be felt in the Hoosier state. Before winter arrives, it’s important to have your home’s furnace maintained and inspected by your local trusted HVAC company. Regular preventive furnace maintenance provides multiple benefits for you and your heating system. Here is an explanation of some of them:
Installing UV lights (ultraviolet) in your home’s forced-air heating and cooling system will increase your home’s air quality easily and affordably. Ultraviolet light comes from sunshine and has a sanitizing effect on the organic matter it contacts. Installed in your home’s HVAC system, you’ll achieve the same benefits.
Pests in your home can bug you to no end — pun intended. They bring in germs, buzz around your head, and even clog up your HVAC unit. How do you bug proof your home to make sure you have peace of mind? You can start with these simple tips:
Many pet owners take pet-proofing measures, such as keeping electrical cords out of reach or covered, but it is easy to forget to extend those safety measures to the home’s plumbing. Here are tips for caring for the pipes and drains in your pet-friendly home:
Taking care of your HVAC system sure does pay off in lower energy bills, fewer repair bills and cool comfort on a hot summer day. What makes it even better is that most DIY HVAC maintenance tasks are easy.
Nothing lasts forever and that includes your home’s ductwork. Just as the average human being ages, your ductwork can become old and worn-out after years of faithful service. Old ductwork can have a sizable impact on your HVAC system’s energy efficiency and overall ability to keep your home comfortable. It can also impact your home’s indoor air quality — leaky joints and cracks caused by corrosion can let dirty air circulate throughout home.
Whether you are moving to a newly built home, a fixer-upper, or an older home in fine shape, determining the condition of the HVAC system be a priority. After all, your HVAC system is going to use up to half of your home's energy consumption and bear the responsibility for keeping you comfortable through the seasons.
As the summer in Fort Wayne heats up, you may find yourself paying closer attention to how your air conditioner behaves. Unfamiliar noises or changes in the way the A/C performs can put a homeowner on edge. Some noises are likely to be innocuous, and some changes in performance might be simple fixes. Here's some information on troubleshooting your air conditioner before you call for help.
Of all of the appliances in a home, the HVAC system is usually the hardest worker. It takes a lot of energy to keep a home feeling comfortable. This means that the HVAC system needs regular care and that it will eventually need to be replaced. Many factors influence the lifespan of a heating and cooling system, but here is the typical HVAC maintenance timeline and when you should consider replacing the system.
The arrival of Daylight Saving Time makes it easy to remember essential springtime chores like replacing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, but it's also an opportunity to tackle important HVAC maintenance. Here are some HVAC tips to help you spring forward.
You probably know your furnace has a filter, and you probably also know it needs changing now and then. But what else do you know about it? The fact is, your furnace filter (which is the same as the air conditioner or air filter) is a key component of the HVAC system for keeping you comfortable and in good health, as well as ensuring the system runs properly, all winter long.
Just like a car, your water heater needs attention and tune-ups in order to continue working efficiently. Draining and flushing out sediment from your water heater is an important task. Not cleaning out the sediment regularly can lead to many problems.