Denver HVAC Tune-Up
September 6, 2012
What separates us from the caveman? Indoor heating of course!
Safety. Health. Comfort. Finances. Those are four pretty important things. If you think about it, they are the main reasons we live in houses instead of caves. Ask any caveman and I’m sure he’d be thrilled to trade places-providing he could be sure he would remain safe, healthy, comfortable and secure.
That’s what we do. Our job is to make sure your home’s mechanical system is in tip-top shape so we can limit your concerns about those four items. Our precision Denver heating and air conditioning tune-up is designed to do just that. Without regular maintenance and tune-ups, bad things can happen. Let’s look at a few…
Depending on the type of system in your home, there’s a good chance it utilizes either a blazing fire or high-voltage electricity to keep you warm in the winter. When everything is working properly that’s usually not a problem. When things go wrong, it can become a big problem! Most home fires are started by faulty appliances, including furnaces and heaters.
If your system is burning fuel, it’s also creating carbon monoxide (CO). CO is poisonous. It’s also colorless and odorless. You can’t see or smell it. If it escapes into your living area it will make you sick or kill you. As part of our precision tune-up, we check your system for CO leaks and potential problems that could lead to leaks.
An improperly maintained air system can cause other problems as well. In most homes, heat is distributed through ducts using a motorized blower. Without proper filtration, that duct system could be distributing all kinds of nasty particles that can irritate allergy or asthma sufferers, or anyone who lives in the house.
While we’re conducting our precision tune-up, we’ll clean or replace your air filters and look for other problems that could make the filter system less effective. Often times a simple leak in your duct system can have a dramatic impact on your air quality.
Humidity control is important too. If you don’t have a humidifier, the lower humidity levels created by your heating system can leave you more susceptible to disease and allergens. This occurs because your mucous membranes dry out, and can no longer provide a barrier against airborne infections like they normally would.
If you do have a humidification system, it needs proper maintenance like any system in your home, or it can become a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria and mold.
The main reason we have indoor heating is to keep us comfortable. Strangely, many people get used to living uncomfortably. It just becomes normal for them to be too hot or too cold, or put up with cold drafts or excessive heat. Many of these problems can be solved with simple adjustments.
Just as humidity can affect your health, it can also affect your comfort. The average person feels most comfortable when the humidity level is between 35-50%. Anything outside that range feels unpleasant, even if the temperature is where you like it. We’ll make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
There are two major ways a precision tune-up can impact your finances. The first is by reducing your utility bills. A system that’s working properly will use less energy.
A precision tune-up also saves you money by extending the life of your system. Imagine if you never changed the oil in your car – the engine wouldn’t last very long, would it? The same principle applies to your home’s heating system. If you don’t maintain it, it will fail a lot sooner than it should. When it does, it will cost much more to replace it than it would to have performed routine maintenance all along.
These are four big reasons why you should have us conduct a tune-up. It’s easy to do, just give us a call. In fact, it’s so easy, even a caveman could… oh, never mind. You get the idea.