How do you know when it’s time to consider upgrading to a new heating system? Obviously if the unit has died or is not working, but it may be wise to consider replacement well before that happens or before costly repairs add up. Many things can greatly affect the longevity and efficiency of your furnace, heat pump or boiler system over the years such as not changing the air filters often enough or not having regular maintenance to ensure proper operation. Additionally, a poorly operating heating unit can negatively impact the air quality in your home.
The North American Technician Excellence is the largest, non profit organization which tests and certifies HVAC technicians have the knowledge and skills required in this industry. This third party certification offers HVAC consumers confidence in knowing these certified technicians are properly trained and proficient with the equipment they service
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, potentially toxic gas when found in high levels. Carbon Monoxide is naturally occurring and at low levels do not cause harm. At levels of 35ppm or greater, it becomes toxic. It can develop in homes from improperly operating HVAC equipment, cooking equipment, car exhaust, any equipment burning fuels. Poisoning from Carbon Monoxide is the most common cause of fatal gas poisoning globally.
Uneven temperatures in your home can be very uncomfortable. They can also cause you to always be adjusting your thermostats. Evening out the temperature zone in your home can give you more comfort throughout. Many things can affect the temperatures in your home. Even if your thermostats are set to the same temperature, not every room is the same temperature.
Regularly scheduled maintenance on your system is of utmost importance. Whether it is an older system or new system under warranty, it is an important thing to do twice a year- in the Spring and Fall. It is important in order to keep your system running at it’s peak performance and efficiency. It is also important in order to keep any warranties you have protected. Lastly, it is important to address any issues before you experience a costly, critical failure.