HVAC Maintenance Tips for Your Missouri Home

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Your Missouri Home

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HVAC maintenance by No Problem Heating and Cooling in Missouri

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are an important part of many residential buildings, including your home. Because it performs a wide variety of tasks to keep your home comfortable, you’ll want to make sure you get regular HVAC maintenance. Failure to keep your HVAC well-maintained can result in increased electrical bills, sweltering summers, and frigid winters.

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

  • Longer lifespan for your heating and cooling system
  • Increased efficiency
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Lower energy bills
  • Consistent home comfort all year

Here are four tips that can help you extend your HVAC’s lifespan and keep it running strong.  

  • Do maintenance before the seasons you’ll start using its heating and/or cooling. Whether your HVAC heats, cools or does both, you’ll want to have preventative maintenance done a season before you’ll really be using it. Is your HVAC primarily used for heating? Schedule maintenance for the fall. Do you use your HVAC to just keep things cool? Add HVAC maintenance to your spring cleaning list. If your HVAC pulls double duty, give it maintenance in both spring and fall.
  • Inspect the air filters once a month. Check and change the filters in your AC, furnace, and/or heat pump often. A dirty filter means your equipment has to work harder to get the same results, increasing your energy bills and putting unnecessary strain on your equipment.
  • Keep the HVAC unit and the area around it clean. You’ll want to regularly clean out any plants and other debris around you condensing unit. In addition, you should take time once a year to clean your vents, registers, evaporator, and condenser coils to keep air circulating efficiently. The U.S. Department of Energy says that “a dirty condenser coil can increase energy consumption by 30%.”
  • Install a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to dictate certain times for the temperature to change. This lets you turn off the heat when no one’s home or you’re sleeping. Careful usage of the thermostat’s settings can reduce your energy costs by around 10%.

Why should I trust No Problem for my heating and cooling needs?

No Problem Heating and Cooling is one of the most trusted names in St. Louis for a reason. Our company won the prestigious “Best of St. Louis” award for the Heating Contractor Services category in 2017. We bring award-winning professionalism and technical experience to every job we perform. Call us today so we here at No Problem can make sure your HVAC is no problem!

By Brian Renadette

The Importance of HVAC Cleaning in Missouri

The Importance of HVAC Cleaning in Missouri

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HVAC cleaning in Missouri by No Problem

Cleaning your home is an important task everyone has to do. However, some parts are more important to clean than others. One of these is your HVAC system. The HVAC uses a series of ducts to move air around your home. The ducts let you manage your entire home’s temperature, but it’s also a great place for dust and other contaminants to hide. If the ducts get dirty, it can cause a variety of irritating respiratory problems for your family. At No Problem, we can help you with HVAC cleaning in Missouri. Our HVAC specialists can do the hard work of cleaning out your HVAC system, letting you breathe easy.

Here are five reasons to get HVAC cleaning in Missouri:

 

Cleaner living environment

Dust can settle down in your ductwork after a few hours of inactivity. However, it doesn’t stay there for long. When the HVAC powers up, moving air can pick up that dust and bring it into the house proper. All that dust can get on your furniture, your floors, and everywhere else. By getting regular duct cleaning, you can keep your house as a whole much cleaner.

 

Less allergens and irritants

There’s more than dust that can get into your air. Various microorganisms and contaminants are also a part of the air. Pet dander, bacteria, mildew, all of it can cause health issues in your family. These can especially be problematic if someone has asthma or some other respiratory issues. Getting a duct cleaning can make your home healthier and keep problems from circulating in your air.

 

Better air quality

Even if nobody in your family has any allergies or issues, clean air is nice in general. When the air is clean, you won’t have to worry about breathing in dust, resulting in a coughing fit. Regularly cleaning your ducts can help your family breathe easier in general.

 

Removing smells and odors

Depending on what goes on in the house, there might be a variety of smells that are part of the building. Mildew, cooking, pet dandruff, tobacco smoke, paint fumes, and more can contribute to stale smells in the ducts. When they start running, ducts can then circulate those smells all over the house. Our thorough duct cleaning can get rid of these smelly dust particles, giving the air in your home a fresher scent.

 

Improved efficiency

When your ducts get filled with dust, it becomes harder for your systems to work efficiently. When this happens, they have to over-exert themselves to produce the same results a clean system could. Not only does this increase your bills, but it also lowers the systems’ overall lifespans. By keeping your ducts clean, you’ll have efficient temperature control that’s highly cost-effective.

 

Why choose No Problem to clean my home’s ducts?

No Problem Heating and Cooling has a proven record of high-quality HVAC maintenance. We’re proud to have won the 2013, 2014, and 2017 Best HVAC Contractor Services Award for our service. Since we know disaster never keeps regular hours, we’re available to call and repair 24/7. Call No Problem Heating and Cooling today to learn more about cleaning your HVAC and keeping your air clean!

By Brian Renadette

HVAC Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your System

HVAC Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your System

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HVAC Maintenance tips

Keep HVAC Maintenance at the top of your mind.

No Problem Heating and Cooling

We are going to discuss Heating and Cooling Maintenance tips! This will help you with yearly maintenance and saving money year over year. Take care of your HVAC system and it will take care of you. Your system is one of the most expensive appliances in your home. It’s best to get ahead of any issues a system might run into.

Have you scheduled your Heating and Cooling Maintenance appointment this spring? It is something people often forget about.  It is vital to keep your HVAC system tuned each year, this will keep you ahead of any major repairs.

Why is it important to do HVAC maintenance?

The reason we do preventative heating and Cooling Maintenance is so you can keep your HVAC system running in top shape all season long with no surprises. How often do you go into the basement and admire your system? Probably never. You could have the best system the world has to offer and still have to worry about repairs. Many issues can happen when the season’s change, the pilot light going out is an important one we are sure you have heard of. Check your calendar and set a date to have it inspected. It will be worth your time.

HVAC Maintenance and Tune-Ups.

Change Your Air Filter– Replacing your old filter is an easy task. It helps prevent the build-up of dirt and dust in the ventilation system while improving air quality. Having a clean filter will reduce the energy used to heat and cool your home. They say you can change the filter every three months. I would just check it monthly and see how it’s doing. If you live in a new subdivision or in the country you might be changing it a bit more. Id recommended a nice HEPA filter if you have pets, allergies or smoke.

Service Your Air Conditioner– Most of the time when an issue starts to happen to your system you never know about it. I would recommend having your system service one in the spring and once in the fall. This will allow a tech to come out and look over your system and maybe catch something before it happens. HVAC maintenance is preventative!

Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean– Your outdoor AC is beat all day long by the heat. In order for your system to live a long healthy life, you have to take care of the outside. One of the best things you can do is clean it with your hose yearly. Make sure you do not have any debris surround it either.

Look For Ac Leaks- You can look over the lines of your outdoor unit for leaks. If you notice a leak, it would be wise to get it fixed immediately.  Losing Freon can really start causing problems with your system as well. A trained technician will only be able to fix your problem, unless you are handy you can give it a go.

Open Your Vents– The Air Conditioner is designed to work a certain way. We want air to be able to pass through your vents. If possible you should try to make sure all vents are open. This allows the system to flow smoothly. When one vent is closed it causes a backup in the air ducts then the flow is messed up.

  • Longer equipment life: Regular maintenance can add years to your system. No one wants to be replacing a system every year. It will get old very fast. You can also clean your system with a vacuum. Take off the panel of your furnace and vacuum inside and out.
  • Fewer repairs: Simply doing a maintenance plan in the spring can also help prevent those small annoying repairs as well. A frayed belt can cause awful noises. If it is repaired in time, you will avoid a major headache of it snapping inside while running. A system that is running efficiently will likely give you less of a headache.
  • Lower energy bills: Yes, just by doing maintenance on the unit it can help you monthly. We also check your furnace filter as well. Over time a unit running with problems can cause it to run harder or longer. This will most definitely affect your monthly bill.
  • Smaller chance of a major repair: Just like your car. Catching small issues before they turn catastrophic is very important. You always change your oil and check your filter. Changing the filter and keeping up with maintenance is just as important!
  • Safer equipment operation: We do not want you breathing in harmful air. We have seen some systems that have spewed out terrible things into the air. Remember the HVAC system controls what you breathe in every day and night. I do not know about you but I would rather have clean air to breathe.  We can see if the house is getting restricted airflow.  We can check the air coming out as well.
  • Increased Durability– Think of your car, regular maintenance extends the lifespan of your vehicle. This will allow your car to stay on the road longer. The same goes for your AC.

Give Your HVAC System A Break.

  • Buy a programmable thermostat.
  • Reduce the temp in the house before going to sleep.
  • On beautiful days, open the windows and turn on some fans.
  • If no one is home, turn off your system completely.

We want to keep your system running perfectly. This is where we come out and we go over your entire system and check for any flaws. If we see any problems with the system, we will let you know immediately. Heating and Cooling Maintenance is always unpredictable so get a step ahead of expensive repair bills down the road.

We also offer HVAC maintenance plans as well.

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