In order to get the most from your new furnace, you’ll want to make sure you consider a number of important factors. If you don’t consider such things as proper sizing or efficiency level, your furnace probably won’t heat your home efficiently or effectively. Following are some important factors to consider with a furnace installation. Continue reading “Things to Consider When Installing a Furnace” »
For some homeowners, their main strategy for reducing heating bills is to lower the temperature on the thermostat. However, other effective steps are available for reducing the load on your furnace or heat pump, and most of them won’t result in your family turning into icicles. Following are some tried-and-true methods for reducing the heating load in your home. Continue reading “Reduce the Load on Your Furnace” »
If you recently upgraded your home HVAC system to a heat pump, don’t make the mistake of thinking your responsibilities are over. In order for this high-tech equipment to operate optimally and efficiently, proper heat pump maintenance is essential. This means both professional maintenance (ideally twice a year) and simpler tasks that you can do yourself. Continue reading “Tips for Maintaining Your Home’s Heat Pump” »
As with any other area of life, there’s plenty of inaccurate information circulating about saving energy in modern homes. Unfortunately, these myths can keep you from saving both energy and money. Following are some of the most common myths: Continue reading “Myths About Saving Energy and What to Do Instead” »
When it comes to your HVAC system, what you can’t see can do the most harm. Hidden away from plain view, a dirty furnace coil can cause some serious problems for your unit if it’s not cleaned up in time. Fortunately, regular professional maintenance can help keep your system operating in peak form. Continue reading “What You Should Do About a Dirty Furnace Coil” »
When your air conditioning and furnace system is working properly, the last thing on your mind is spending money on it — yet this is the time when a little bit of investment can pay off in the long term. Preventive HVAC maintenance in your Oklahoma home can make your HVAC system last longer, run more efficiently, and more effectively heat and cool your home.
What is the Purpose of Preventive HVAC Maintenance?
Many homeowners mistakenly assume that preventive maintenance is simply a quick look at the system, changing the furnace filter and ensuring that it turns on and off effectively. Actually, preventive maintenance digs quite a bit deeper into the system and its function.
Preventive maintenance, when done by a qualified HVAC professional, is a thorough inspection, tune up and performance test of your air conditioner and heating system. It is designed to not only ensure that the system is running efficiently, but also locate potential problems, so you can determine if they should be fixed before they turn into a costly repair.
How Preventive Maintenance Helps
So why should you invest in preventive maintenance? Preventive HVAC maintenance brings several benefits, including:
- Lowered energy bills by ensuring the system runs as efficiently as possible.
- Lowered repair costs by catching and fixing small problems before they escalate.
- Increased life of the air conditioning equipment by keeping it clean and well maintained.
- Increased reliability of the system during times when it is needed more heavily.
If you are ready to invest in preventive maintenance for your HVAC system in your southwest Oklahoma home, Davis Air Conditioning is ready to help. Contact us today to discuss your maintenance needs or to schedule a checkup for your unit so you can have an efficient, functional and protected air conditioner for the coming year.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Lawton and Duncan, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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The system of ducts that delivers the conditioned air produced by your HVAC equipment has a big impact on the system’s efficiency as well as your monthly energy bills. If you’ve decided to upgrade to a more efficient furnace or air conditioner, making necessary improvements to the ductwork at the same time is vital to maximize your potential energy savings. Here are five indicators of good ductwork design to discuss with your HVAC professional. Continue reading “Indicators of Good HVAC Ductwork Design” »
While insulation protects your home from drafts and keeps it warm, there is a downside. Having a home that’s tightly sealed and insulated can result in stale air and mold growth. With a heat recovery ventilator, you can enjoy a warm home in winter, lower energy bills, and healthier indoor air. Continue reading “A Heat Recovery Ventilator Can Provide Fresh Air for Your Home” »
Making sure your home has tight ducts also makes sure that warm, energy-efficient comfort reaches all rooms in the house this winter. Most residential ductwork doesn’t last as long as the house where it’s installed. Over time, air leaks develop at loosening joints and/or rust or corrosion occurs. In the typical home, the U.S. Department Of Energy estimates that at least 20 percent of heated or cooled air never reaches the rooms it’s supposed to keep comfortable. Instead, this conditioned air — along with the money you spend for heating and cooling costs — is lost through duct leakage into the attic, crawl space or the inside of wall voids. Continue reading “Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and Efficient” »