Protect Airflow and Decorate Your Vents
Whatever route you choose to decorate your HVAC system some precautions should still be taken to ensure it’s working as it should. Covered air vents would not allow air to flow properly and would damage the unit. Restricted air ducts can also put a strain on the airflow, leaving you and your family uncomfortable in the winter.
However, you can still hide those vents with some tinsel or snowflake decorations. As long as you’re not changing the flow of air or cover the vents in their entirety, you can still add all the festive flair you want. If you have vents on your baseboards, it might be a bit tougher to decorate, but at the very least, you can place some cinnamon bunches near them to improve the smell of your air.
Air ducts get a lot of daily use. This means that they can get soiled or contaminated over time. When this happens, dirty air might be circulating throughout a home. This poor air quality can sometimes lead to negative health consequences.
HAVE YOU PREPARED YOUR HVAC SYSTEM?
Fall is a busy season full of family and community events, fall sports, holidays, and keeping up with busy schedules! We want to take a few minutes to remind you of something you may be forgetting to check off your to-do list. Do you have your HVAC maintenance appointment scheduled? It’s no fun to wake up to a frigid home and realize your heating is out. Get a head start on scheduling your HVAC maintenance appointment today.
The recommended times for HVAC maintenance are in the fall before the wintry winds blow in and the spring before the sunny and scorching summer temperatures arrive.
A task we encourage you to do is to replace your filters monthly. We have a Filter Subscription available if you are interested in having high-quality filters delivered to keep you from forgetting to buy new ones. However, the rest of a maintenance check-up should be completed by licensed and insured heating and air professionals to preserve your warranty and safety.
WHY IS MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?
Just like getting maintenance on your car, your home’s heating and cooling system need seasonal work, too! This can help prevent repairs due to lack of care and prolong the life of your HVAC system. In addition, regular maintenance allows your equipment to run efficiently and can help keep your family and home safe.
ACTIVE AIR PROVIDES THOROUGH MAINTENANCE CHECK-UPS
Active Air Specialists can maintain various makes and models of heating equipment. No task is too big or complicated for us. Below, we share a little bit of what’s included in our thorough check-ups!
HEATING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
This checkup includes checking thermostat settings, tightening electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, inspecting multiple areas, gas and oil associations, and more.
A furnace is maintained by having professionals check multiple parts such as the flue pipe, inducer, blower motors, electrical connections, oil and gas connections, drains, and zone valves, inspecting for leaks, checking airflow, and more.
During a seasonal maintenance appointment, multiple items are checked for proper functioning, including the main boiler components, releases, effectiveness, safety devices, seals, and much more. While boilers are highly reliable, it is essential to schedule maintenance to keep them running optimally.
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A ductless mini split is a variant to the basic central air setup, but instead of a single condenser feeding a single air handler, a ductless mini split might have multiple air handlers. Central air uses ductwork, and all rooms get the same air treatment; with a mini split, each room is served individually by its own air handler. No ductwork is used.