Your home can bring your great joy and comfort all year round. But if you feel sick every time you enter your home, your air ducts could contain mold. Although blotches of mold generally show up in bathrooms, kitchens, and other places that use water, mold can also grow inside air ducts. Learn more about the possible mold inside your air ducts and how you can remove the fungus below.
Maintenance is important for your furnace whether your furnace is brand new or several years old. This includes an annual heating tune-up that cleans, services, and checks your furnace for safety issues. Here's why you need to have regular heating tune-ups and a look at some things the technician checks:
Regular Tune-Ups Protect Your Furnace And Family
One important reason to have annual service on your furnace is because it's probably a requirement for your warranty to be valid.
Once common in almost all homes, hydronic heating systems are now viewed as an expensive luxury. Typical new homes use forced air heating that doubles up with a split unit central air system to provide both heating and cooling. Forced air systems require annual inspections to ensure that they are in good working order, but these inspections often focus on the ductwork, blower motor, and other elements that are irrelevant for a hydronic heating system.
As summer starts drawing to an end, you can be certain that winter will be here soon. While you may never need your central air conditioner in the winter, you should still consider getting it looked at if it currently is not working well. If you have noticed lately that it is not keeping up well, now is the time to get it evaluated and fixed, and here are some of the reasons you should do this now instead of waiting until next spring or summer.
The part of your air conditioner that sits outside is easy to forget about since it's out of your sight and may even be out of your range of hearing. That's why it's a good idea to check it occasionally so you can notice changes in the way it sounds and looks. However, when parts go bad, the air in your home is affected, and this can clue you to problems with the outdoor unit too.