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Spring Maintenance Time Is Here - 5 Tips To Save Money

Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Few spring cleaning tips matter as much as the cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system.  Not only is routine servicing of your air conditioning system essential for saving money on repairs, it helps to keep your family safe and healthy and manage your indoor air quality (linked to air quality page).  Small particles enter into the air in your home naturally in addition to indoor air pollutants like household chemicals, as they flow through your HVAC system your air filter will play a minor role in trapping these materials,  and changing it helps but some particles can still make their way through. They can settle on the coils in your air handling unit and can combine with moisture in the area causing a layer of grime to develop. This can be an ideal breeding spot for mold and bacteria, and left untouched can contaminate your air supply summer after summer. To keep your finances healthy, preventive maintenance allows problems with your system to be diagnosed before they become serious. While you won’t avoid all of the things that can breakdown, you can reduce your potential for costly repairs and the inconvenience of having your air conditioner not functioning properly, by more than 90 percent.

Our Customer Service Philosophy!

At More Heating & Air Conditioning, we are dedicated to providing the best customer service in our industry. We stand behind our policy of 100% right or 100% free by offering a 30 day no breakdown guarantee on parts, a full year trial on a new unit and 24 hour emergency service.  Also, you will never pay for the same repair twice. We have a fully trained staff who are continuously updated on new products and techniques to be sure they make the right recommendations for homeowners who want to save money and ultimately, have the systems that are appropriate for them. At the end of the day, we walk into our customers homes with character, honor and integrity and never submit an invoice until the job is complete and they are 100% satisfied.

Here are 5  tips to help you save money on home maintenance this spring!

  1. Clean your gutters: Not only will water and leaves accumulating in your gutters cause them to rust and rot, water flowing over can accumulate near your foundation and cause damage and weakening.
  2. Clean your dryer vent: Your dryer is much less efficient when the air can't get through the vent, cleaning the vent tray after every load makes a big difference. You should also occasionally vacuum the hose that leads to the outside vent as lint that gets through from the dryer can accumulate there.
  3. Plant a tree: Planting trees in strategic locations can provide both shade from the heat and a windbreak from the cold. Make sure you do some research into the type of tree and root system before planting too close to your home.
  4. Re-Seal windows and doors: As you heat and cool your home, air can escape through doors windows and vents if they are not caulked annually. This can represent a major expense in the proportion of your home heating and cooling costs.
  5. Schedule routine maintenance of your HVAC system: The cost of routine maintenance is much lower than the cost of repairs, make sure you follow the proper servicing plan.  Our Gold Club Membership can take all of the guess work out of your maintenance!

How do you know if you have an oversized furnace?

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | Comments (0)

Please allow me to inject a little Jeff Foxworthy into this post to get us started on the right foot...

Your furnace might be oversized when...

You turn it on and it sounds like a jet engine...

It wakes you up in the middle of the night...

It heats up your entire home in about 10 minutes...

It turns off and on more than 10 times an hour...

It just doesn't allow you to get comfortable...

When we are talking about your furnace, the size of the unit has everything to do with the comfort and efficiency of the unit. We replace more oversized units than properly sized units in our day to day installations. That means that we are experiencing a real epidemic that faced our profession about 10 years ago. Back then, it was acceptable to install furnaces that had more heating power than what is needed. Back then, the HVAC contractors had the belief that if some heating was good, more heating was better. 

If anything you've read sounds familiar, you may have an oversized furnace in your home. Give us a call and we can come to your home and assess your needs with a "Load Calculation" which gives us pinpoint accuracy as to the heating and cooling needs of your home based on statistical information of the construction of your home and the weather history of your zip code. That way, we can make sure that when it is time for a replacement, we can guarantee the PerfectFit!