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August 2014

When to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

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When furnace maintenance gets put on the back burner, last minute panic can set in when cold temperatures arrive and the heat is not available. When it is dealt with ahead of time, not only will it save you some irritation, but it can also save you some money, as proper maintenance can drastically improve the efficiency of your unit. The precise routine that will be best for your specific type of furnace will depend upon your particular manufacture’s guide. However there are some general maintenance tips that can help you and your family stay comfortable and warm during the winter months. The best time to address your furnace maintenance issues is during the off-heating months, such as spring or summer. Dealing with these issues when you do not need your furnace will save your money. Professional Inspection You should have your furnace professionally inspected once every year. Having a professional check out your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the most reliable way to ensure that your system is working perfectly by winter. A heating professional will check all aspects of the system and then advise you on how to address any issues that may present themselves. It is important to have your system check done by a professional, as there are potential issues that could result in a house fire if not addressed correctly. Replacing Filters Filters are an important element of your system. You should replace the filters on your furnace every two or three…

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Sears Heating and Cooling: Ohio’s Premium HVAC Service Provider

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Having your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system serviced on a regular basis ensures that it runs smoothly and efficiently. That is why we at Sears Heating and Cooling strive to meet the needs of our customers by providing the best heating and cooling systems and base products in Ohio. Proper heating and cooling not only provides you with comfort during the summer and winter months, but it also prolongs the life of your home. It is quite possible for the appliances and furniture in your home to experience wear and tear from temperature extremes. A top-grade HVAC system will keep your home at an even temperature all year round. This option is superior to using outdated methods of heating and cooling, such as electric heaters or fans, which circulate air but don’t preserve your furnishings. Quality HVAC systems also reduce the amount you spend on utility bills. By allowing us to install a system, you will save more in energy costs than you would with other systems, mainly because you’ll be using a continuous singular source. Our home evaluation process for new installations is free. Providing us with pertinent information about your home life will expedite the consultation. These are the questions to consider: Is your present system more than seven years old? Does your unit need frequent repairs? Do you have pets? Do any family members have allergies? Is it difficult to eliminate odors from your home? If you have had your system for more than seven…

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Benefits of Cold Air Returns

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A cold air return brings air from a room back to the furnace of a central air system. While initially air is drawn by the furnace directly outside, most of the air is usually drawn from the rooms within the home. This allows for the recycling of air in the system, which can save money. Here are some benefits of a cold air return: If air is taken from a room back to the furnace, the air is probably close to the temperature to which the thermostat is set. This means that the furnace may only need to heat or cool the air a few degrees. Your furnace will use much less energy, which saves you money. Cold air returns can keep temperatures throughout the home consistent. If they are placed well, there will be no hot or cold spots. This will leave you feeling comfortable. Further, this will also eliminate cold basements or hot second floors. Cold air returns keep air circulating throughout the home, allowing you to close your windows. An efficient central air system will prevent your house from seeming stuffy or musty. Your furnace will not have to run as often. Due to the circulation of previously heated or cooled air, your furnace will not have to work as hard to heat or cool your home. This can save you money as well as lengthen the life of your furnace. With enough cold air returns, your AC unit will run very efficiently. By placing cold air…

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Top 3 HVAC Steps You Can do at Home

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Your home’s HVAC system is one of your most important investments. It is also one investment that can really disrupt the peace and comfort of your home if it is not working properly. It is important to take the necessary steps toward maintaining your HVAC system to avoid huge repairs. Changing Air Filters It is recommended that once a month during peak-use seasons (usually winter and summer) that you change your air filters. This actually serves two purposes. First, it allows better air flow to your system which translates into better service, and second, it helps keep the air quality of your home at its best. In order to save money, some homeowners opt for cleaning rather than replacing filters. This is a rather messy chore, but in the long run it will save you quite a bit of money. Make sure that filters are completely dry before your replace them. Outdoor Maintenance The other step toward maintaining your HVAC unit, would be to regularly check the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit will collect debris throughout the year. You should check for and remove any twigs, leaves or other matter that has collected in the unit. Cleaning the unit off regularly is important. This is especially important after a bout of bad weather, when there will be an unusual amount of debris. Establishing a two foot perimeter around your unit that is free from vegetation will also help keep your unit running more smoothly. Another trick to increasing your HVAC efficiency is…

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