American Home Services HVAC Homeowner Guidelines
American Home Services offers complete HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning) services throughout the Kansas City metro. A properly running system is essential to your safety, well-being and comfort, and in order to maintain a smoothly running system and save on expensive repairs, we offer a few suggestions for maintenance and care of your heating and cooling system.
HVAC systems are responsible for keeping our homes and businesses cool and comfortable. If they are neglected and do not receive proper maintenance, they can and do break down. This can often be avoided by adhering to a few practices that will make your unit operate efficiently for many years.
1 – Inspect the HVAC duct-work
Have the duct-work of your HVAC system inspected periodically for leakage. Usually concealed above the ceiling, duct-work is not visible, and is easy to forget about. Undetected leaks, especially over a long period of time, can cause water damage to walls and ceilings. This also encourages mold and other harmful pathogens to grow in the ducts, polluting the internal atmosphere of your space and posing health hazards.
2 – Insulate so your HVAC System doesn’t have to work so hard
Insulating your home or business will create a more comfortable temperature inside because the cool air is kept inside. Your HVAC system will not have to work continuously in order to cool the space, and this will save on energy costs and wear and tear on your unit.
3 – Install programmable thermostat for your HVAC system
Installing a programmable thermostat will make your HVAC unit turn off and restart again automatically, significantly decreasing energy consumption and the carbon generated by your unit. American Home Services can install a new, efficient digital thermostat to help maximize heating and cooling of your home or business.
4 – Check your HVAC manufacturer’s warranty
The HVAC manufacturer’s warranty has specific criteria for service and repair of your unit. You should follow those guidelines by hiring certified and licensed professionals to work on your system. Cutting corners by hiring unqualified service providers can cost you more in the long run.
5 – Change your HVAC filters
Air filters improve the quality of the air in your home or office by filtering out dust particles and harmful pathogens before it is transferred to your rooms by the duct-work. Clean air filters should be installed at least twice a year, and sometimes more often if particular circumstances warrant it. They are inexpensive and can benefit you in many ways. American Home Services technicians can promptly change out these filters for you.
Whatever type of HVAC system you have, it is a complex system designed to perform well and last through years of use. When you need routine tune-up, troubleshooting and repair, or a brand-new unit, American Home Services has reliable technicians who are trained and licensed to install, maintain and repair a full-range of heating and cooling equipment.
To learn more about our dependable service, or to schedule a repair or tune-up, please contact American Homes Services today. We’re pleased to serve homeowners throughout the Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO, area.
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