Signs You Need To Replace Your HVAC System

Signs You Need To Replace Your HVAC System

If you’re looking to make your home more energy efficient and to save money on your energy bills it may be time to consider if its the good time to replace your HVAC system. But how long should an HVAC system last? What factors should you check before deciding to replace instead of getting your system repaired? We’ll tell you what signs to look for before replacing old HVAC systems and why it’s a good idea to do so. Signs It’s Time To Replace Your HVAC System   HVAC System Is Over 10 Years Old The typical HVAC system lasts for about 10 years before it begins to become inefficient and will need consistent repairs. The technology gradually improves over the years and if your system is 10 years old chances are that its using outdated technology and upgrading your system will save you huge on energy bills. Also, over time major components will begin to deteriorate making getting a replacement necessary. Make sure you have an efficient SEER, if your SEER rating is lower then 13 you should replace your system to lower your energy bills. Right now we have coupons for up to $750 off a HVAC system, now’s the best time to upgrade.   Home Temperature Inconsistent Are you noticing uneven temperatures throughout your house? This could be the result of a number of problems, from the compressor to the thermostat. You should call an HVAC technician to diagnose and solve the problem, which may end up being more cost effective to update your system. Some technicians use the “5,000” rule, to give a general idea...
8 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

8 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

The winter makes your indoor air quality worse. During the cold winter months we spend more time inside our home, run our furnace and have all our windows closed. Your home’s indoor air quality effects the health of all those inside so it’s important to increase your indoor air quality during the winter months. Follow these ways to improve indoor air quality during the winter to keep a healthy and safe home. How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Winter First, what are the causes of poor indoor quality? There are many contributing factors to bad indoor air quality in your home. Some of the most common indoor air pollutants include pet dander, perfumes, scented candles, paint, air fresheners, cleaning products and fireplaces. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, poor winter indoor air quality can aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma and can increase a person’s risk of developing pneumonia and other upper respiratory problems. Stay safe by following the tips below for improving indoor air quality during winter.   Change The Air Filters In Your Home Your homes heating system air filter is extremely important in your defense against indoor air pollutants. Check your filters regularly at the end of each month and change them as needed (about every 2 months in the winter, clean filters each month). Make sure that when they are installed, filters are secured tightly to avoid gaps between the filter frame and rack. This reduces bypass air, which can harm indoor air quality by allowing breathable particles to pass through without being filtered. If you have questions about changing your air filter, contact...