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Tips for Maintaining Your Home’s Heat Pump

Tips for Maintaining Your Home’s Heat PumpIf 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” »

Preventive HVAC Maintenance: Reasons Why You Should Invest

Preventive HVAC Maintenance: Reasons Why You Should InvestWhen 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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Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and Efficient

Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and EfficientMaking 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” »

Zoning Systems Can Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Zoning Systems Can Save Energy and Money in Your HomeNot 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” »

Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home by Taking these Precautions

Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home by Taking these PrecautionsFrozen 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” »