Key Maintenance - Tip #23

Save Money with these HVAC To Do’s: (sourced various websites) 1. Most experts recommend doing maintenance on the system twice per year, in the spring and fall, before turning the heat and air conditioning back on. 2. Make sure all air vents, baseboard heaters and radiators aren't blocked. 3. Check air ducts and heating pipes to make sure they are properly sealed. Make sure blower components are clean. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15%. 4. Make sure all electrical connections are tight. A professional can measure both voltage and current on the motors. 5. Moving parts should be lubricated, so they do not cause friction, which shortens the life of the system an

Key Maintenance - Tip #22

Mid-Winter Check List (sourced various websites) 1. Make sure snow is not piled against your house. In fact, ensure all snow banks are far away from your house. The last thing you want is that snow melting and trying to make its way into your house. Water is a sneaky little bastard, and will find any way it can to get into your house and wreak havoc. 2. Make sure your downspouts are clear and flowing. Also check your eaves troughs for icicles and ice damns. These can cause a lot of problems. If you are experiencing these issues, try to figure out why. Is your attic losing a lot of heat causing the snow on your roof to melt? You may need more attic insulation. Is your downspout in the shade a

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