air filter

October 11, 2018

Bad HVAC Habits Homeowners Need to Kick

It’s easy to take your home’s HVAC system for granted and develop bad habits about its use and care that affect your comfort, energy bills and the equipment’s reliability and longevity. If you identify with any of the following bad HVAC habits, now’s the time to kick them: Neglecting the Air Filter Your air filter is in place to trap debris so it can’t accumulate on and harm sensitive components. Running your HVAC with a clogged filter can cause a […]
July 26, 2018

Summer Bug Repellant for Your HVAC System

When summer arrives, the number of bugs that a homeowner must deal with can be overwhelming at times. They show up in the darndest of places and that includes your HVAC system. Bugs in HVAC equipment can cause problems, so we’ve come up with a few tips to help avoid an infestation:   Install Mesh Screens   Bugs are known to use air vents that lead inside your home, getting into your HVAC equipment and other places. Mesh screens placed […]
June 26, 2018

Best Ways to Bring Your Air Conditioner Out of Hibernation

Following these steps before turning on your air conditioner for the summer will prepare it for the long summer ahead. It will run more efficiently, cost less to cool your home and experience fewer breakdowns. An A/C works hard in this climate, and starting the season out with a clean and fully maintained system gets it off to a good start. Inspect the air filter. If it’s dirty, change it. Nothing is harder on your cooling system than a dirty […]
June 23, 2016

Do You Need to Change Your Air Filter More Frequently During Summer?

This question mainly depends on climate and geography. The farther north you live, the more months in a year your forced-air heating system will need to operate. In most of the South, however, air conditioning runs longer and more intensely than heating systems do in the winter. The requirement to check and change an air filter is directly related to usage. If the cooling or heating system is running constantly, the filter needs to be checked more frequently. If it’s […]