6 Maintenance Tips for your HVAC

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October 1, 2022

6 Maintenance Tips for your HVAC

As the weather begins to warm up, now is the time to start thinking about maintenance for your HVAC. Your HVAC works hard to keep you comfortable all year long, and a little bit of care can go a long way in prolonging its life.

Here are six maintenance tips from the experts at Comfort Hounds Heating & Cooling:

1. Change your air filter regularly.

This is one of the simplest and most important things you can do to maintain your HVAC. A dirty air filter will impede airflow and make your system work harder, which can lead to costly repairs down the line.

We recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter you have and the amount of pets and other allergens in your home.

2. Keep an eye on your thermostat.

Your thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, so it’s important to make sure it’s working properly.

If you notice that your home isn’t maintaining a consistent temperature, or if your energy bills seem higher than usual, give us a call and we can take a look at your thermostat.

3. Clean your ductwork.

Dirty ductwork can circulate dust and other allergens through your home, making it difficult for people with allergies or asthma to breathe. It can also make your HVAC system work harder than necessary, leading to increased energy costs and shortened equipment life.

We recommend having your ductwork cleaned every 3-5 years, depending on the number of occupants in your home and whether anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma.

4. Inspect your outdoor unit.

Your outdoor unit needs clear access to air in order to function properly. Check around your unit periodically to make sure there isn’t any debris blocking the airflow, and trim back any bushes or trees that might be encroaching on it.

5. Schedule preventive maintenance.

Just like any other piece of machinery, your HVAC system needs regular tune-ups to keep it running smoothly. Our preventive maintenance packages include a thorough inspection of your entire system, cleaning of key components, and adjustment of settings as needed. This service can help you avoid costly repairs down the road and keep your energy bills low all season long.

6. Call us for help!

We are here to help you with all of your HVAC needs, big or small. Whether you need a new air filter or a complete system replacement, our team of certified professionals is here to help. Give us a call at 919-578-7798 today!

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Jacob LavenderJacob Lavender
14:20 04 Oct 22
As a new homeowner, my HVAC system needed help. The AC, duct-work, and furnace were all breaking down. Rob and his team at Comfort Hounds came out and fixed everything.- The AC works better and doesn't have to run as often.- The ducts now have dampers so the heat and air spread more evenly throughout the house.- The furnace heats our house faster and easier than before.- There are no more big swings in temperature.I could go on, but the point is that our HVAC system is now running properly thanks to Comfort Hounds.Next is the price, HVAC repair is always expensive, but Comfort Hounds has the most competitive pricing out of the 4 other HVAC companies I've used in the past.Lastly, Rob and his team were patient with us. They stayed well past the allotted time to fix our HVAC system. They spent time with us explaining how we could keep our system running well and how to save money on our electricity bill. They never rushed us despite having other appointments to make.I will continue using Rob and his team for their skills, price, and patience. I highly recommend them.
16:11 29 Sep 22
Great company-friendly-professional-timely. They have been maintaining my hvac for two years. Quick to return calls/texts and provide service. Old system finally needed replacement and they were able to do so quickly and provide financing that met my budget requirements.
Katrina ShowmanKatrina Showman
20:48 19 Jul 22
Quick call back, same day service for my broken AC. Rob broke down pros and cons of repair vs replacing for my unit and went the extra mile to be sure I had the right system size and HVAC coil to match my heat pump and my sq footage for my house. He also did some maintenance and extra work on issues when installing the new system to be sure it could work at full capacity.Great communication and didn't treat me different being a female. I'll definitely be returning!
Victoria SteedVictoria Steed
18:18 18 Jun 22
I had an excellent experience with comfort hounds. My AC had gone out and was getting uncomfortably hot in the house. I have called several different companies and nobody had an appointments for days. Then I noticed comfort hounds said they were open after hours and within 20 minutes of my call they were here working on my air conditioning and had it repaired and working at 7:00 in the evening. I was really impressed with their quick and courteous service. I went ahead and signed up for the twice a year maintenance check so that I don't end up in an emergency situation again.
Jay ChaneyJay Chaney
19:52 04 Apr 22
Really happy I went with these guys. My HVAC went out and they were able to come diagnose the problem very quickly. While they had the parts on the truck and could do the repair same day I opted to replace my system. Rob was very knowledgeable of his products and what would work best for my home and able to give me a quote within 24 hours. Rob called to check on us after a particularly cold Sunday night to see if we needed space heaters or anything, super thoughtful. The new system 100% solves the problems I had with the old system - my upstairs is finally warm.Definitely would recommend to a friend.


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