We always expect our HVAC equipment to heat/cool the rooms soon as they are powered on, but do we really take care of them? Well, if you are not, chances are that your equipment takes longer to provide you the required room temperature.
In order to optimize cooling at home, keep the equipment of your cooling tower clean. Regularly check the tower and ensure that no dust or other dirt is clogged up. If there is, clean it yourself. Also provide your cooling equipment a professional service and maintenance checkup at least once every three months.
Canada is wrapped with snow during winters, and this means your vehicle would take forever to turn on. You keep on turning the key in your ignition until the battery starts to die, causing you much more trouble.
To avoid such a hassle, there is one simple way; installing a garage heater and parking your vehicle there at all times. The garage heater shall keep your vehicle warm and wonâ€™t let the snow cover the wiring. This means that your car shall be able to ignite with just one turn of the ignition key.
We all need to hire a professional team of HVAC experts from time to time that would lend our equipment a look, give it the required maintenance and repair anything that is not working right. However, have you ever considered what should the aim of these HVAC maintenance professionals be?
The first item on their checklist must be prevention and not cure. The equipment should be prevented from any damages rather than waiting for it to suffer and then repairing it. This increases your cost at the end of the day. The next time you hire a maintenance team, remember to review their checklist.
Wait â€“ is that your gas furnace blazing fire through the pipes? Quick! Run out of the house before it is too late! Well, you can do that and wait for the emergency services to rush in just in time to save your home, or you can act sensibly and turn off the gas furnace supply before you rush out.
Also, remember to pull out the pilot tray that is lit in the gas heater, if you have any. The pilot tray shall have a flame which is very dangerous in case there is any gas leakage.
You might have bought a new gas furnace for yourself, but is it really the right equipment for your house? Does it provide enough heat to keep the entire house warm? That, or is it a little too big for the house to handle?
Well, the best way to avoid buying the wrong equipment is consulting a certified HVAC retailer in the market. The professionals should be able to recommend only the right equipment that goes well with your house.
This will save you two types of costs; the purchase cost, if you avoid buying a larger gas furnace. Also, the running cost, which will be saved by operating a smaller furnace.
Do you have problems in keeping the indoor air quality fresh, especially during the winters? Of course, the chilly winters do not allow you to keep your windows and doors open throughout the day, but a little more attention to the matter might help you in preserving air quality during the latter months of the year.
Firstly, even though you are unable to open the windows and doors throughout the day, they can still be opened when its sunny outside. Even if it is for a couple of hours; a little ventilation will take away all the contaminants and provide your house with a fresher supply of air.
Secondly, you can also ensure that there is no duct or dust clogged up in the furnace. If it is, get an HVAC expert to remove all the duct from the furnace as that is an unquestionable supply of contaminants in the air.
Another useful tip might be that you avoid the excessive usage of chemicals. Whenever you are about to use air fresheners or cleaners, it is advisable that you open the roomâ€™s window to let the tiny particles that mix with the air to move out and fresh air to move in.