Is getting my furnace serviced every year worth it?

Short answer: yes! Schedule your service now! Getting your furnace serviced at least once per year is an important part of HVAC health. The reason? Think about how hard your furnace worked last year during the coldest months. Clogs, dirt, and more can affect the efficiency and even how hot your heat may be. If you skip service on your HVAC system, you may be taking years off of your HVAC system’s life — and we’re not just saying this to be dramatic. The average modern day furnace can last around 15-20 years, but it all depends on how well
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.

Short Cycling: Why does my furnace keep turning on and off?

Short Cycling… Have you heard this term before? Your air conditioner or even furnace can suffer from a short cycling issue, but it is something that can be fixed, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Symptoms My AC or furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly My AC or furnace seems to be running more frequently than usual I haven’t changed my temperature in my house, but my AC or furnace is still trying to turn on and off to fulfil a demand I haven’t made Diagnosis Your system could be short cycling. When a system
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Furnaces.

When and why should I change my air filter?

You probably hear from your HVAC technician that you should make sure that you’re keeping up on air filters changes for your HVAC system. You may wonder why this is such an important maintenance tip, or you may wonder when you should change out your air filter. Home Air Plus has some general tips to help keep up the health of your HVAC system. Why should I change out my air filter according to the time frame my HVAC technician says? Just like changing out an oil filter in your car, an HVAC system air filter is designed to pull
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Categories: Air Quality, Furnaces, and Heating.

Does an extra warm winter mean an extra warm summer?

Extra warm Winter… extra warm Summer too?? The REAL answer is… Oh wait, DARN! My crystal ball just went out again! Okay, I know deep down that global warming is a bad thing but… yeah, it was kind of nice to have an above-average winter. I’m still just recovering from last winter. All I can say is thank you El Niño! Let’s get to the point of this article. I say make summer what YOU want. As a matter of fact, make ALL the seasons what you want. Here at Home Air Plus, we can create any climate environment you’d like in your
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

Have a bloody nose? Get rid of it!

HEY YOU! Do you want a bloody nose buddy?! I think most people would answer no to that! I like my nose just the way it is, thank you very much. But when the humidity runs too low in your home this is exactly what you’ll get. Other symptoms include dry skin, annoying static shocks, drying/cracking of wood products (furniture, cabinets, flooring, fine woodworking, etc). Women with long hair know this all too well when their hair just doesn’t want to cooperate and decides to defy gravity (and hair spray), frustrating them to no end. Yup, that’s low humidity. The
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Categories: Air Quality and Humidifiers.

4 Things To Do Right Now to Maintain Your Furnace

I think that most people tend to forget about their heating systems. They sit in the basement (usually) where people don’t visit every day, and, as long as the furnace comes on and does its job…, well, life is good! Maybe you’re the do-it-yourself type and want to give that furnace a go yourself? Well here are some easy tips for keeping your furnace running better and longer. 1: Changing your furnace air filter The furnace air filter, this is probably the easiest and most overlooked. Changing your furnace filter only takes about five minutes to do and will have
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Categories: Furnaces and Heating.