How AC and Heating Maintenance Saves You Money

March 8, 2020

You rely on your heating and cooling systems to keep you comfortable year-round. Yet, like many people, you may forget to provide the regular maintenance these systems require to function efficiently. If you’re not taking care of your HVAC system on a regular basis, you could be throwing money out the window. Check out these three ways AC and heating maintenance saves you money. 1. Fewer Repairs Having your HVAC unit inspected and maintained throughout the year by a professional will help to identify problems like worn parts that can lead the system to work harder and cause further damage. You’ll have fewer repair costs if you take care of your system on a regular time frame. 2. Longer Life Your system will simply last longer when you maintain it regularly. Professional maintenance helps you to avoid issues like overheating and parts breaking. When you have your unit inspected regularly, you’ll find out about any issues sooner, so you’ll be able to address them before they morph into even costlier problems. Annual tune-ups are far less expensive than buying a brand-new unit. 3. Lower Utility Bills Your HVAC system will run less efficiently if its parts aren’t working correctly or...

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Should My Furnace Fan Continuously Run

January 3, 2020

Many homeowners in Kentucky rely on their furnaces during the chillier months. To get the optimal amount of heat throughout the home, you may have thought about letting the fan run continuously. Many people are confused about what this could accomplish. To help you make a decision, here are some of the pros and cons to consider. Pro: Even Distribution of Heat When you allow the furnace fan to run continuously, you are going to experience the maximum distribution of heated air throughout your home. Since the fan does not stop, neither does the airflow. Con: Energy Bills Go Up If you decide to allow the furnace fan to run continuously, you are going to see an increase in your energy bills. For some homeowners, the benefits of the steady airflow outweigh the costs. Those who suffer from allergies, for example, are more comfortable when the air does not become stagnant, so they are willing to pay the price. Pro: Less Stress on the Fan A fan that is allowed to keep running suffers less stress. Since it is not starting and stopping, it does not have to use the extra power needed every time to start up again. Less...

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Why Is My Heating System Blowing Cold Air?

November 7, 2019

Ever turn your heat on or have the system kick on only to experience cold air blowing from the registers? It is an awful experience that many homeowners will encounter at least once in their lives. Let us look at some of the common reasons your heating equipment may be blowing cold air. Initial Cool Air Don’t fret if you get an initial flow of cool air when turning your heating on. This is especially true if the furnace has been off for an extended period of time. The air handler kicks on first, and as soon as the system heats up, the problem will go away. Thermostat Fan Setting A common problem in Louisville encounters when performing heating repairs is the fan switch on the thermostat having been accidentally positioned to ON rather than AUTO. When the thermostat stops the heat because the target temperature is reached, the fan continues to blow. By switching it back to AUTO, you ensure that the fan is only engaged when the heat is on. Check the Furnace Filter Check the furnace filter near the heat exchanger. If the filter is too dirty, it can impede airflow causing the exchanger to overheat. When...

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How Rain Can Damage Your Heating System

February 18, 2019

Light to moderate rainfall usually doesn’t cause damage to your heating system. Heavy rainfall, however, may damage internal components of the unit and cause a health hazard for your family. Some of the most common issues caused by rain include mold and mildew, corrosion of internal components and flooding. Mold and Mildew Excessive rain, floods, and snow melting inside the HVAC system can lead to mold and mildew growth. You should never leave over an inch of snow sitting on top of the unit. When water gets inside of the heating system and ventilation is poor, mold and mildew can develop. Mold and mildew are damaging to your health, so it’s important to call an HVAC repair company for an inspection if you suspect these fungal growths. Warning signs your heating system may have mold include: Musty odors when the heat runs Puddles around the HVAC system Mold on the outside of the unit Frequent coughing or sneezing Corrosion of Internal Components When the heating system isn’t covered or vented correctly during heavy rain, internal components can begin to corrode from the water damage. Don’t place a heavy tarp over the unit as this is a common mistake people make...

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