Last updated 7 months ago
Now is the time of year to have your heating service visit your home to give your furnace an inspection and tune-up. It is important that your furnace be inspected at least once per year, preferably in the fall before the heating season begins. Here is a look at the importance of having your furnace tuned up before the cold weather hits:
Fall furnace maintenance is vital, because your furnace has been dormant all summer. These maintenance appointments include inspections which verify that all components are operating as expected. This is especially important for fuel-burning furnaces, because a burner or a related element operating improperly can release toxic gases like carbon monoxide into your home’s air.
Having your furnace inspected before the heating season is very important, for the previously mentioned safety reasons, but also because your furnace needs to be brought up to speed so it can perform as expected. Without maintenance, your furnace can lose efficiency and cost you more to heat your home. Your furnace may also have unseen problems by during these inspections, which would otherwise potentially cause a service interruption during the coldest part of the year.
Furnace tune-ups include services like the tightening of moving components, such as those around her blower motor, and lubrication of the same. Your HVAC technician will check the integrity of all other electrical components, and ensure that your furnace is ready to operate this winter. Without this kind of service, your furnace will not only be less efficient, but it may even encounter problems that put it out of commission.
Just like you wouldn’t skip an oil change on your car, don’t forget to schedule your furnace inspection and tune-up appointment. Take care of this maintenance task before winter hits, so your furnace can be ready to help keep your home comfortable. Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can provide you with the maintenance services your furnace needs. Give us a call at (301) 825-9059 to schedule yours today.
Last updated 7 months ago
Visit the pages below for more information on choosing the right kind of HVAC filter for your air conditioner and furnace, and how your A/C's efficiency can suffer without regular maintenance by a professional. Contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (301) 825-9059 for additional information on these topics.
Familiarize yourself with the internal and external components of your conditioning unit on this page from HowStuffWorks.com.
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Last updated 8 months ago
Homeowners should have a qualified air conditioning service perform annual maintenance on their A/C systems at least once per year. You should also check and change your air filter once per month. Simple maintenance practices like this can help extend the life of your HVAC system, help improve your indoor air quality, and keep your A/C operating at maximum efficiency.
Without regular maintenance, your air conditioner actually loses efficiency every year. It can lose up to 15 percent of its efficiency when it is not tuned by a professional air conditioning service. Annual inspections and tuning are a vital part of your A/C unit's health, and these services can prevent problems and early replacement.
There are different electronic and mechanical components inside your A/C unit. Without regular tuning, it is possible for these components to stop working in concert. Just like your vehicle needs regular attention to operate smoothly, so do the many intricate parts of your air conditioner.
Air conditioners can lose refrigerant without regular care. Small leaks can turn into bigger ones, reducing refrigerant pressure and making your air conditioner less effective. During an inspection, your air conditioning service checks the charge of refrigerant in the system and adjusts it as necessary, spotting any potential leaks.
The moving parts in your air conditioning unit need lubrication in order to operate effectively and reduce wear and tear. When smooth operation is compromised due to a lack of maintenance, your air conditioner wears down prematurely and uses more energy to operate.
Schedule your inspection when you contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (301) 825-9059 today. You can also explore our maintenance plans when you visit us online, so you can get a head start on next season's maintenance.
Last updated 8 months ago
The energy used to heat and cool your home can account for 50 percent of your utility bill. This can add up rather quickly when you have equipment that is not as efficient as it could be. Even if you have relatively efficient HVAC units, you may still benefit from using a heat pump for climate control needs.
Heat pumps can offer a greater degree of energy efficiency, whether they're used alone for both your heating and cooling or to augment your existing equipment. They can reduce your heating costs by up to 30 percent. Air-source heat pumps absorb heat from the surrounding air and provide this energy to your home, which is far more efficient than a typical natural gas furnace. Depending upon your climate, you may find that a heat pump is ideal for all of your HVAC needs, or that is best used alongside your existing equipment.
If you would like to learn more about finding out if a heat pump is right for your HVAC system, contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (301) 825-9059.
Last updated 8 months ago
There are many different types of HVAC filters on the market, and that can make it confusing for homeowners to make the right choice when buying a new one. These filters can be reusable, disposable, high-efficiency, permanent, or designed for specific types of allergens. Your air conditioning service can help you understand the difference between these filters, and help you find out which one is best for your needs.
The vast majority of HVAC filters that people commonly use are disposable. The most basic of these are blue or white fiberglass filters. They consist of a simple cardboard frame with fiberglass floss used to catch dirt and particles. They allow for high air flow, but are not very effective at removing allergens and irritants from your air.
Pleated filters are much more effective at capturing a greater amount of soil and irritants, and they can last longer thanks to their high-efficiency nature. They can improve both your indoor air quality and the longevity of your HVAC equipment. They are an ideal choice for most homeowners, and some varieties offer extra protection by being designed to catch specific irritants like mold spores or pet dander.
Reusable and Permanent Systems
Some HVAC systems can be augmented with reusable filters, which need to be washed on a regular basis. Permanent systems often use reusable cartridges along with other advanced air filtration measures. These cartridges use electrostatic attraction to capture particles and can often be augmented with other air filtration systems like ultraviolet sterilizers. These are the ultimate in indoor air quality control, and can be integrated with your existing HVAC system.
To learn more about choosing the right kind of air filter for your home and allergy needs, contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (301) 825-9059. We can help you understand the differences between these types of filters as they apply to your specific indoor air environment. Visit us online for even more information.