February is a month dedicated to things people love: theirspouses, their kids, their pets and even their homes. With that in mind,showing some love to the inner intricacies that make your home function on aregular basis isn’t a half bad idea, actually it’s a great one!
HVAC system maintenance is often overlooked on a dailybasis. Instead people opt to sweep the floors, dust the windows and tend to theyard without even thinking of the HVAC systems that keep us comfortable eachand every day.
To ensure your HVAC system is getting all the love andattention it deserves, here are a few easy ways to keep it running smoothly therest of the year.
Check/change air filters
A great place to start is with the air filters. Even though inNorth Carolina it hasn’t been bitter cold, it will get chilly at night, so youmay be cranking up the heat. During these cooler months it’s always a good ideato check the filters once a month for contaminants. If you notice your filterpicking up a lot of contaminants, it may have to be changed sooner than thestandard recommendation of every three months.
Checking your vents is the second easiest thing to do afterchecking your air filter. Go around your home and simply make sure that thevents and air grilles aren’t blocked or obstructed. If they are, this can causeperformance issues and system overheating. Your HVAC system is designed to moveair, and if it can’t do its job, that’s bad for your system and your wallet!
Install carbon monoxide detectors
Most heating and cooling systems use fossil fuels to powerthem; yours is more than likely one of these systems. A byproduct of thisenergy use is carbon monoxide, but you would never know this because your homevents it outside where it’s safe to release. However, HVAC systems can createwhat is called a “carbon monoxide build-up” which typically occurs when thevents that lead outside are blocked or obstructed in some way. It’s always agood idea to check these vents if you can access them. It is also highly recommendedto have carbon monoxide detectors placed around your home.
HVAC maintenance agreements
Typically, a maintenance agreement with your local HVAC company means that you’re going to pay a fee for priority service, and that’s it. Weather Master not only gives you priority service with their CAIRfree™ Comprehensive Maintenance Agreement,
Call a Trusted Raleigh HVAC Contractor
If you have any questions about your HVAC system, vents, air filter etc., Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning would be more than happy to help. We serve the Raleigh, NC area with quality HVAC repair, maintenance and installation. Give us a call at (919) 853-7910.