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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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” »
Not all the rooms in your southwest Oklahoma home need the same amount of heating and cooling. Bedrooms, for example, are often in use during the night when no other part of your house is occupied, and rooms with lots of sun exposure may need more cooling than basement areas. With a traditional central HVAC system, your entire home is heated or cooled to a single standard. A zoning system can change that. Continue reading “Zoning Systems Can Save Energy and Money in Your Home” »
Power outages can leave you without many of the conveniences of modern life for a few hours or several days. It can be difficult to make do without the basic necessities you rely on daily, but you can stay safe and relatively comfortable by getting prepared before a power outage occurs. Continue reading “Ways to Be Prepared for Power Outages” »
Frozen pipes are one of the most common causes of home water damage. While many associate frozen pipes with climates far to the north, they are quite prevalent further south because many homes aren’t properly weatherized to insulate water supply lines. Extreme cold spells may be less common here in southwest Oklahoma, but when they do happen, frozen pipes can rupture and severe water damage occurs. Before the first cold spell sets in, remember these tips to prevent frozen pipes. Continue reading “Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home by Taking these Precautions” »
While you are making your New Year’s resolutions, include your home’s HVAC system this year. All steps you take to benefit your heating and cooling system will benefit you in terms of home comfort, improved safety and lower energy bills. Here are HVAC resolutions to add to your list. Continue reading “Resolve to Have a Happy HVAC System this New Year” »