Change your Air Filter Regularly
This is the #1 and easiest thing for homeowners to do! Changing the air filter on a regular basis will ensure that clean air flows into your system. A dirty, clogged filter restricts airflow and requires the furnace or AC to work harder to heat and cool your home. We recommend changing the air filter every 90 days. If you have pets, change out your filter every 60 days, and, if anyone living in your home has allergies, you should change out your filter monthly. Some modern thermostats, like the Nest, can be programmed to remind you that it’s time to change the filter.
Inspect & Repair Leaky Ductwork
Your HVAC ductwork distributes heated and cooled air throughout your house, and plays a major role in the efficiency of your system. Leaky ducts can make your furnace or AC work harder to heat and cool your home, increasing your utility bills. Examine your duct work and look for obvious issues (separated ducts, cracks or unsealed seams, etc.) that can be repaired with duct sealants like mastic, butyl tape, aluminum foil tape, or other heat-approved tapes. For other issues with your duct work, we recommend consulting a professional HVAC contractor to inspect your equipment and the structure of your duct system.
Replace Old or Failing Components
If your furnace or air conditioner is making strange noises or needs to run longer to heat or cool your home, you may have failing or old, worn out parts. You should have your heating and cooling system inspected on a regular basis to ensure that all is well and working properly. Have your furnace looked at in the fall, and your AC system inspected in the spring. A professional HVAC tech will be able to alert you to potential issues, saving you money in the long run. Call Colonial Home Services to schedule your HVAC inspection today.
Perform Regular Maintenance and Tune Ups
Just like a car, your heating and cooling system needs regular maintenance. Don’t wait until you furnace breaks down in the middle of the night or your AC quits on the hottest July day to call us. Regular, yearly maintenance will ensure that your HVAC systems is running at optimal efficiency, and our techs can notify you of potential problems early, saving you money in the long run.
Replace your Old, Inefficient Heating or Cooling System
Generally, furnace and air conditioning systems last 18 – 20 years. But their lifespan depends greatly on how well they were installed and how often service and maintenance was performed. How do you know when your HVAC system need to be replaced? If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions below, it may be time to think about replacement.
- Are you spending more and more each year to keep your old HVAC system running?
- Have you noticed a large increase in your utility bills?
- Has your furnace begun to make strange noises?
- Are you seeing yellow or orange flame instead of blue?
- Is your family less comfortable in the house than they used to be?
Modern heating and cooling systems are dramatically more efficient than ones from even 10 years ago – installing a new system will not only save you money on utilities, but also reduce your impact on the planet. If you think it’s time to replace your system, call the professional HVAC techs at Colonial Home Services. Our techs will examine your heating and cooling systems and give you several options for replacement, based on your budget and needs.
The entire team at Colonial Home Services upholds the highest standards of customer service and product knowledge, and all of our techs are bonded and insured. We only install industry leading heating and cooling equipment, and will ensure that it’s the right fit for home or business.