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Hot Water Heater Maintenance for your Home

 

Having a hot water heater in your home also means that it will need to be maintained regularly. No matter if you have an electric, tankless, or gas water heater, regular maintenance is beneficial and required to keep it performing well. In your home, the water heater will supply hot water for your entire home and family. The water heater can last from 8 to 13 years depending on the model. By maintaining the water heater, you can help it last as long as possible while also being efficient. With proper care, you can help to make sure it has a longer lifespan and can be efficient.

 

There are some maintenance tasks that are important to remember to do. You will want to check the pressure relief valve of the water heater. If there is too much pressure that builds inside it, it could cause the water heater to explode. When the pressure gets too high inside the tank, the valve will open automatically to release it. When this happens, the flow of water should be away from the furnace or other sensitive equipment.

 

Having a tankless water heater still requires maintenance and proper inspections. The units will indicate when regular maintenance is needed. It ideal to have us come and inspect it at least once a year. If you have hard water this should be done more often. You will also want to also flush the tankless water heater. This can help keep it working efficiently. When you take the time to have the water heater maintained, you can also improve the life and longevity of it. If you ever have any questions about it, always make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you. Also remember to follow the recommended maintenance schedule for it as well.

Having a Programmable Thermostat

Having a Programmable Thermostat

When you have a home HVAC system, you will always want to keep it running as efficiently as possible. Having regular maintenance will help the parts to last as long as possible. It will help to keep them efficient and in the best condition. If you are not sure how often maintenance should be done, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule that the parts and components should be inspected. If there is a start of an issue, we can inspect and repair it as soon as possible for you.

You can also inspect a few of the parts of the system as well. Notice if there is any cracks or damage to the ductwork. If there is, this results in the warm air that is produced, to leak out of the system. When there is damage to the ductwork, you may also notice an increase in monthly energy bill for the furnace. There could be other causes of the increase in the bill, but the first thing to check is the ductwork. It is always beneficial to have us inspect the overall furnace system for you.

With a programmable thermostat you can help ensure the temperature that you want is at the proper temperature when you return home. Depending on what your work schedule is like, you can set the work days the same. This allows you to have the temperature lower when you are away from the home. It can start to increase the temperature as you are closer to arriving home. This helps to ensure your home is warm and comfortable during the winter months.

The programmable thermostat can also be used the same way for when you sleep. This helps reduce heat that is produced but wasted because you are sleeping. It can then raise the temperature to the desired degree when you wake up then. If you ever have any questions about your HVAC system, make sure to contact us and we can answer them for you.

How a Programmable Thermostat can save you Money

 

 

Having a programmable thermostat in your home can help to save you money. The first way it can save money is by not having the furnace run constantly. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home for certain hours of the day and for each day of the week. There are several models of thermostat to choose from. Depending on your home and lifestyle, we can help recommend which one would be best for you. One thermostat can program the weekdays the same, and then the weekend differently. Another model can have weekdays the same, and Saturday can be set differently than Sunday. The third most common model allows each day to be set differently.

Manual Override

A programmable thermostat can also have a manual override. So you can change it anytime you desire. If it comes with wi-fi capability, you can adjust the thermostat from your smart phone or tablet as well. This is a benefit incase you need to adjust the temperature when you are just leaving work or on your way home. This can also be used in the chance you are taking longer to get home than you expected. When you set the temperature on the thermostat, it can be lowered for when you are away. Then it can rise to the desired temperature just before you get home. This allows you to walk into a warm home.

Saving Money

Since the thermostat will only run when you need it, you will notice that the monthly energy bills may not be as high either. That is because the furnace will not have to operate when you are not there, and waste heat. If you are not sure what type of thermostat would be right for your home, contact us. We can also help to answer any questions you may have about thermostats or your HVAC system.

What is a Programmable Thermostat for your Home?

 

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A programmable thermostat can have several benefits for your home. As you know, a thermostat is the device, which you can set the temperature of your home at. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set the temperature based on days of the week and hours of the day. If you notice an issue with your thermostat or HVAC unit, make sure that you contact us. Ignoring a problem will lead to further issues in the long run. It will also result in a costly repair bill.

 

If you have a consistent work schedule, a programmable thermostat can be beneficial for you. This way you can set the thermostat, based on when you leave and get home from work. You can reduce the temperature in the home while you are at work. This results in the furnace operating less than it typically would. When it works less, then your monthly energy bill will be reduced as well. The air generated will not be wasted, since no one is home. You can then set the thermostat to raise the temperature to your ideal temperature. This allows you to come home to a comfortable home.

 

Programmable thermostats can also be used with most smart devices. This can include tablets, your cell phone, computer, or any other smart device you might own. With wi-fi, you can adjust your thermostat as you wish. There is also a manual override on the thermostat itself. This allows you to adjust the settings while in person and in your home. You can also adjust the temperature when you sleep, reducing the temperature during the night hours, and raising it before you wake up. You can schedule for a work week, or you can schedule it each individual day of the week. We are happy to answer any questions you may have with your HVAC unit and system.

Why do you need to Change the Filter?

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Remember to care for the air conditioner and keep the filter cleaned. You will want to make sure that the system is well maintained so it works efficiently. If you are not sure how often to clean or check the filter, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule you need for your home and air conditioning system.

Keeping the Filter clean

The system will no longer have proper performance if the filter is dirty. This causes it to cool ineffectively and affect the quality of air inside the room or house. This will put people with asthma and allergies at greater risk, as well as waste energy and money. Check the filter on a regular basis. You will need to change it on a schedule as well.

Issues with dirty filters

Dirty and clogged air conditioning filters lower the energy efficiency of an air conditioner. The energy that is wasted will pollute the environment and add to the greenhouse gas emissions, further compounding the problem of global warming.If they are dirty, there can be issues with allergies and asthma for your family. The indoor air quality plays a factor for your overall health. Always make sure the filter is inspected on a regular basis, as well as the air conditioner itself.

 

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

  Preventative maintenance is always needed to help ensure the efficiency of the HVAC system. Every part of the system is important. With each doing their job, they will help to keep everything working correctly with one another. But over time there can be issues that might start to happen. The Filter Filters are important… Continue Reading

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