Maintenance

 

According to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, heating and cooling the home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in the home. Typically, 44 percent of utility bills go toward heating and cooling.

 

Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having us do annual pre-season check-ups. Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it's best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall. Or inquire about a maintenance agreement. Leave it up to us to contact you when it is time to do your maintenance.

 

What can you do?

 

  1. Change your air filter regularly

    Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool — wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.


  2. Yes Flower beds are beautiful but...

    We recommend that plants be no closer than 18 inches to the unit. This allows for plenty of room for air circulation in and out of the unit. Without this room for air circulation, the unit could overheat, resulting in a premature need for service.


  3. Keep your furnace closet clean

    Combustible materials should never be stored in the closet with your furnace due to risk of fire.