HVAC Maintenance Checklist (Infographic)

Ensure your HVAC equipment lasts for years to come by consulting this HVAC maintenance checklist:

  • Check thermostat settings – Ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves you energy while you are away.
  • Measure current & voltage on motors – Tighten electrical connections. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
  • Lubricate all moving parts – Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
  • Check the starting cycle – Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Make sure the system starts, operates shuts off properly.
  • Inspect the condensate drain – Check your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.

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6 Ways to Maintain the Health of Your Furnace

 

Many people in Columbus, Ohio are ready for spring to come after the nice weather this weekend. Unfortunately, we still have a few more weeks left of winter and you want your furnace to run as efficient as possible for the remaining time. These tips will help you make sure you get the most of your furnace for the rest of winter and keep it healthy for many years to come.

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5-Step HVAC Fall Checklist

Fall HVAC Checklist atlas butler columbus ohio

It’s about time to kick the HVAC unit into full gear with winter just around the corner. Before the first snow of the season, it’s important to perform this quick HVAC maintenance checklist to ensure you and your family will stay warm and cozy inside, during the first freeze outside. Here are some simple things you can check to ensure your unit is in good shape for the winter:

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4 Ways to Prepare for Winter This Fall

Between the crisp October mornings and the sun setting before dinner time, it’s clear that fall is on its way, ready or not. The toughest part is finding a comfortable temperature balance because autumn in Ohio is highly unpredictable. Between grabbing a winter coat out of the hall closet on the way to work, to going for an evening walk in shorts, it’s nearly impossible to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the home. Nevertheless, here are a few helpful tips to tackle the unexpected chill.

4 Ways to Prepare for Winter This Fall

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Understanding Air Conditioner Ratings

Appliances have come a long way in the past decade, with one of the biggest improvement being energy efficiency in HVAC units. New products are now listed with energy efficiency data, but without knowing the meaning behind the acronyms, that information may seem pointless. However, those numbers can tell you exactly how your unit will function, and will make it easier to decide which would be the best for your home, and potentially save you some money. The energy ratings also provide a baseline upon which to compare versions and brands of HVAC units. The ratings can give you an idea of what you will be spending per month versus the benefit you will be receiving from the system.

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4 Reasons Fall is the Best Time for an HVAC Inspection

4 Reasons Fall is the Best Time for an HVAC

You can tell fall is just around the corner in Columbus. There’s a brisk chill in the air that makes an extra layer or two of clothing a necessity for going outside, and you’re probably throwing an extra blanket on at night. It’s a very enjoyable time of year in Ohio, but it’s also a reminder that winter will follow. Just as swiftly as fall came, winter will too and you don’t want to be unprepared. You’re HVAC system is the most important part of staying comfortable during the winter and the best way to make sure you don’t run into trouble this winter is to get your HVAC systems inspected during the fall. Here are four reasons why the fall is the best time for an HVAC inspection.

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