It is natural for homeowners not to think about calling for furnace service unless there is a problem. If your home is warm and you feel comfortable it is easy to conclude that everything is working fine, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case and annual furnace maintenance is the only way to identify subtle issues, small inefficiencies, and other problems before they cause damage or break your furnace.
Have you ever woke up freezing on a cold winter’s night? Are you noticing that the heat in your home is not keeping up with your thermostat? No one wants to be inconvenienced in the event the furnace breaks down on a cold winter day. Many times minor furnace issues can be repaired but if your unit is at the end of it’s life expectancy yo may want to consider a new furnace. Here are a few helpful signs that your furnace could be taking its last breath:
Dry hands, lips, and eyes are a common sign that winter is here. String winter winds and heated interior spaces can affect your skin and and also make you more vulnerable to catching the dreaded common cold. However, there are a few precautions you can take to limit or possibly even eliminate the side effects of dry air created by your home’s furnace.
Your home’s thermostat is what ensures your home’s HVAC system operates at maximum efficiency. Whether you opt for a simplified thermostat that allows you to turn the system on and off, or want a more efficient, smart thermostat you can control from your smartphone, Royal Air will be able to help. Regardless of the type of thermostat you have it is important to understand it’s function and how to properly use is to ensure optimum comfort while saving energy.
Carbon Monoxide, (CO), is a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning material containing carbon. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it; but carbon monoxide poisoning can kill you and has been referred to as the “silent killer”. Early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue, are often mistaken for the flu because the deadly gas goes undetected in a home.
The weather in the Fall can be tricky. The are typically cold and there may even be some signs of frost. However, by lunch time temperatures in the Northeast region can climb with the help of the warmth of the sun. Therefore, many families have a hard time deciding when to turn on the heat for the season.
Running your furnace is typically “cheaper” than running your air conditioner, but that does not mean you do not need to be eco-conscious in the colder months. While you sleep, your house eats up those precious dollars you earned at work the day before, and often these money wasters happen without you knowing – until you see your next heating bill.
Upgrading to a multiple zoned HVAC system may seem like a large investment. However, once you get to know the benefits, you might find these systems hard to resist. Here are just a few reasons why you should have a multiple zoned HVAC system installed in your home: