Change Your HVAC Filters

Here’s another friendly reminder that the spring/summer months are approaching and it’s time to change your HVAC filters. Believe us, your body will thank you! Truth be told, you should be changing out your filter on a monthly basis, but if you absolutely can’t–try every other month during both the winter and summer months. Changing out your filters can have several benefits!

  • It extends the life of your HVAC unit
  • It provides healthy air quality
  • Saves on energy costs
  • Keeps your HVAC clean

Switching out your HVAC filter is a fairly inexpensive way to save yourself from further unit issues. A filter at the local hardware store can cost you around $20 per filter. Don’t forget to make sure you buy as many filters as your home requires. Some homes require more than one filter.

Cleaning Your Dryer Filters

Few things are more scary than a house fire! Believe it or not every day there are thousands of house fires caused by your clothes dryer. It’s incredibly important to take the proper precautions when taking care of your dryer. We can’t stress enough the importance of cleaning out your dryer vents, this could save your home…and even your life!  HVAC technicians can perform routine maintenance on your dryer vents in order to help prevent the worst.

Here are some signs that your vent needs a good cleaning:

  • Clothes do not dry fully during one cycle
  • A musty smell comes from your clothing following the dry cycle
  • Heat radiates into the room where your dryer is located
  • Large amounts of lint accumulates after each dry
  • Debris can be found outside the dryer vent

If you notice any of these issues, it’s important to have a technician out before using your dryer any further. You’ll be happier and safer when you do, trust us!