Please find useful information about your Ottawa furnace and air conditioner’s maintenance below.
What are the reasons to perform preventative maintenance on my furnace and air conditioner?
Similar to how you maintain your car, furnaces and air conditioners require annual maintenance to get the most out of your system. Picture the appliance working extremely hard throughout the summer and winter months. They are constantly starting, stopping, and being used for long periods at a time. Maintenance is required to maximize not only the lifetime of your equipment (protecting your HVAC investment), but to ensure that they system is running at the highest efficiency possible. You may also uncover leaks and other health concerns during this annual inspection and service.
Which Comfort Appliances Require Annual Maintenance?
We recommend having your air conditioner and furnace maintained and inspected at least once a year. AirZone offers great savings by combining this maintenance into one visit. During this maintenance, we inspect your duct work, pipes, fuel lines, blowers, oil tanks, and other important elements of your comfort system.
Define a “Low Blow”
This happens when you are not getting the most out of your system, resulting in a lower flow of air. To correct the issue, we begin with the blower. By lumbricating the axle, cleaning the blades, and ensuring sealed duct joints we are able to increase the amount of air flow within your system. We may also increase your efficiency by insulating any exterior components.
How Do I Improve Indoor Air Quality?
The Ottawa furnace filter is a major component when it comes to indoor air quality. By improving upon this filter, more dust and particles will be removed. As an additional component, media filters may be added to your system between the main return duct and the blower cabinet. This can increase the filtering by up to seven times. We ensure that your system can handle an increased load when a filter is added. This is important because the furnace may have to work harder to push the air through a tighter filter.
How Do I Get More Out Of My Current Heating & Cooling System?
Please see the tips below to get more out of your comfort system:
- Ensure that your thermostat is kept at a constant temperature. A common temperature is 78 degrees. Keep in mind that with programmable thermostats the system will be turning on and off more often when set to different temperatures (thus working harder).
- Make sure to change your furnace filters once a month. This is an easy change and results in better airflow for your system. Essentially your equipment will not have to work as hard.
- Ensure any outside condensing units are free from contaminants such as leaves, sticks, and grass. If it is dirty, have AirZone clean the unit for you.