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Heating and AC in Dallas, TX – Furnace Efficiency Tips

Matt Parker - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Heating and AC in Dallas, TX – Common complaints companies that deal with heating and AC in Dallas, TX state are customers complaining that their furnaces are not providing adequate amounts of heat throughout their home, or that the systems are not performing as efficiently as they have in previous years. You would think this means that the furnace might need to be replaced, but this is not always the case. Sometimes, it could be the thermostat itself is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced or repaired. Other times, it could be that the furnace simply needs a clean filter, or routine maintenance.

Heating and AC in Dallas, TX – Furnace Efficiency Tips

The Filter for the Furnace

One of the most overlooked components is the air filter. One of the best ways to remember to change the filter is to always do it on the first day of the month or you could simply set a monthly notification in your smart phone if you have one. Even if your filter does not need to be exchanged every month, you still will want to inspect it monthly just to make sure because there are variables that can come into play where the filter may need to be exchanged more often than is called for.

A dirty, furnace filter can be extremely harmful to the components in your furnace. It can also affect the performance of the furnace, its efficiency and even the suggest life span of the system. When you have a dirty furnace filter, not only is your home receiving less warm air, but it is also spreading more dust and other airborne pollutants throughout your home. A heating and cooling system that is deprived of sufficient airflow will be overworked, and can cause the system to prematurely fail and in worst cases it could even potentially start a house fire. Additionally, dirty furnaces will require professional cleaning from a company that specializes in heating and AC in Dallas, TX. In the end, ensuring that your system has a clean filter is the best thing a homeowner can do in ensuring that the system will perform optimally and efficiently.

Furnace Maintenance

The second most important bucket list for your home’s furnace is ensuring that it receives maintenance at least once per year. A clean, well-tuned furnace will operate as intended and as optimally as can be. Not only this but it will work much more efficiently and the life cycle for the system can be extended longer than the suggest life cycle for the system is. When it comes to maintenance there is much more than just cleaning the system. It will also include oiling the components to ensure that there is less friction which will help the components last longer. Other parts of annual maintenance will include inspections, such as, checking the combustion chamber for signs of cracks and the electrical connections for loose connections, damaged or faulty wiring. When parts begin to wear out, they will eventually cause a system to cease to function as intended or cease to function at all. With annual maintenance a lot of these problems can be caught before they become a problem that can happen at the most inconvenient of times or cause further damage.

Furnace maintenance is recommended at a minimum of once per year by a professional and certified technician that deals with heating and AC in Dallas, TX. When you hire a professional technician to inspect and maintain your furnace they will be able to detect any problems before they cause the possibility of system failure or repairs that could cost much further down the road. Annual inspections will also ensure that your investment is maintained at its peak capabilities and efficiencies.

Another thing that you should inspect yourself or have inspected when you have a technician dealing with your heating and AC in Dallas, TX, is the insulation in your home.  When you have adequate amounts of insulation, it will of course keep your home warm and toasty during the winter. If you do the inspection yourself, then you should check in the attic first and see if the ceiling joists are visible. If so, you will need to add more insulation. Insulation will also lose its density over time and will eventually need to be replaced entirely.

Additionally, the guidelines for insulation will change every now and then. At the time insulation was placed in your home it may have been up to code, but that might have changed over time. If your home appears to be cooling faster than it used too after your furnace cycle shuts off then you should inspect the insulation in your home. Also, make sure you inspect for air leakage from your home’s windows, doors, and plumbing.

About Garland Heating and Air Conditioning

Garland Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with heating and AC in Dallas, TX.  We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area.  Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance.  When you contact Garland Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas, Texas you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and AC in Dallas, TX that is both reliable and affordable.

Garland Heating and Air Conditioning in Dallas, Texas is a leader in the HVAC field servicing Dallas, Plano, and surrounding areas. Our NATE certified technicians provide professional HVAC related services, installation and repairs.  If you are looking for help with your home or business’ HVAC system and need heating and AC in Dallas, TX do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you and schedule a service call for heating and AC in Dallas, TX at your earliest convenience.  Garland Heating and Air Conditioning is a proud member of the BBB and maintains a rock solid A+ rating.

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