8 DIY HVAC Maintenance Tips

If you are one of those people that does not like to call a professional for an HVAC tune up, then here are some DIY tips that you can do to keep your HVAC system up and running for a long time:

  1. Schedule a monthly cleaning routine for your air filters. Your HVAC system will have one air filter located at the point where the air return vent connects to the forced air furnace. Remove the filter and inspect it. If it is visibly dirty, it should be replaced or cleaned. Bear in mind that filters that may not appear dirty on the surface, may be plugging with debris in areas you can’t see, receding their effectiveness. Some filters may be type that can be cleaned, but most often these filters are disposable. A dirty filter can be replaced with a new clean one. A new filter will reduce the wear and tear of the system itself. Cleaning or replacing the air filter will allow uncontaminated air to circulate throughout your home, helping you breathe easier.
  2. With heat pumps you can switch the air filter that is present in the air handler. Since there are many different kinds of air Continue reading

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Why Preventative Maintenance on your Heating System is So Important

If you can’t remember the last time a specialist checked your furnace or heating system, you need to consider scheduling some preventative maintenance.

Preventative maintenance is a crucial aspect of keeping your heating system healthy and operating smoothly. Heating and air conditioning units are machines, and therefore they won’t last forever. However, you can prolong the life of your unit by having a professional technician, such as a member of Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, provide regular maintenance.

Why tune-ups are so important

Over time, the filters within a heating and air conditioning unit become clogged, coils get dirtied, and, as a result, airflow is blocked. When the airflow becomes blocked, the unit is forced to run “harder,” shortening its lifespan. This, however, isn’t the only reason why tune-ups are so important. In fact, it’s not even the most crucial one.

  1. Carbon monoxide leaks. That’s right – if your heating system hasn’t undergone regular maintenance, there is a chance that your equipment could be leaking carbon monoxide. This, as many people know, is a deadly consequence of not properly maintaining a unit. By employing a professional from Van’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, you can rest easy—their Continue reading

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How to Cool and Heat Your Home During the Winter Months

During the fall months we should be making the transition from the heat to the cold. This is the best time to call an experienced and licensed technician to come out and do a tune up for your HVAC system. Even in Florida, it will be cold before you know it, and you do not want to be stuck with unnecessary emergency repairs because your HVAC system is not keeping you warm at night. Regardless of the season, you want to be able to conserve energy at all times, while keeping you and your family comfortable.

Starting around October 1st, when it is still warm outdoors, you may still need to still use your air-conditioning. You want to be able to cool your home as effectively as possible, while keeping your energy bill from getting out of control. You should first make sure that any appliances that put off a great deal of heat, such as televisions, ovens, stoves, dryers, lamps, etc, are used sparingly, not at the same time, are turned off when not in use, and are kept as far away as possible from the thermostat. It is also a good idea to make sure that your home Continue reading

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