4 Simple Things that Separate Us from the Cavemen – Seriously!
What’s the one thing in your house that directly impacts your safety, your health, your comfort and your finances? No, not an unruly kid! It’s your heating and air conditioning system, of course.
Safety. Health. Comfort. Finances. Those are four pretty important things, wouldn’t you agree? If you think about it, those 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 with you�providing he could be sure he would remain safe, healthy, comfortable and financially sound.
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 heating tune-up is designed to do just that. Without regular semi-annual 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 like these.
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’ll check your system for CO leaks and potential problems that could lead to leaks.
These are just a few of the hazards that could compromise your safety. There are more, but I think you can see why safety is at the top of the list.
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 diseases. That’s because your mucous membranes dry out, and they can’t provide the barrier against airborne infections like they should.
If you do have a humidification system, it needs proper maintenance or it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. That’s unhealthy for everybody.�
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. A lot of those problems can be solved with simple adjustments.
We mentioned how humidity can affect your health, but 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 heating system. If you don’t maintain it, it’s going to fail a lot sooner than it should. When it does, it will cost a lot more to replace it than it would to have performed regular maintenance.
So there are four big reasons why you should have us out for a semi-annual precision tune-up. It’s easy to do, just give us a call. In fact, it’s so easy, even a caveman… ah, never mind. You get the idea.