Common Questions/Trouble Shooting
Some things may happen in your home that require an immediate response from you before an expert can arrive, or that you may be able to troubleshoot on your own without needing an appointment. Below are a few helpful tricks and how-to’s to help minimize any potential inconvenience to you or damage to your home.
***IMPORTANT FREEZE WARNING****
The forecasted low temperature for our area beginning Thursday night is near single digits and remains below freezing until Sunday when it is only forecasted to reach 34*. In addition, winds are expected to average between 20 and 30 mph on Friday. Please make sure you are prepared for any potential power outages by stocking up on non-perishable items, water and blankets. Also winterize your outside hose bibs by closing inside valves and leaving open outside to drain completely. Frozen exterior hose bibs are a non-warrantable items so make sure you know how to prepare these for the pending weather. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WARM!
CHANGING AIR FILTERS
Changing the air filters is routine maintenance that should be done every 3 months for optimal performance of your HVAC Unit. Below is an instructional video on how to change your air filter.
For heat advisories
Sustained temperatures in the 90’s are expected this week. Below are tips to not only keep your loved ones safe, but to make sure your AC does not die from exhaustion!
• KEEP IN MIND, your home’s Air Conditioner is sized for 92 degree days. The system’s are Engineered to cool your home up to 20 degrees cooler than outdoor air. If your AC is typically set at 71 degrees or lower, your AC might be struggling to keep up with temps in the low 90’s.
• Keep your blinds CLOSED. This keeps the sun’s rays out and will help your AC sustain the desired temperature.
• Pick a temperature and press HOLD on your thermostat.
• Turn your fan setting to ON instead of auto. Keeping your Blower on will help circulate air better also helping your AC from overworking.
• If you have overhead fans, leave them ON to help circulate the air in your home.
• Keep doors and windows CLOSED, including garage overhead doors leading to interior of home, to prevent flow of warm air from entering.
• Since your AC will be working overtime, you will need to REPLACE YOUR FILTER more often. Check it during the weekend to ensure your filter is not restricting air flow.
Stay safe, stay hydrated, and make it a great week!