Monthly Archives: December 2018

Checking air filters is a necessary step of HVAC system maintenance

When To Clean Your Air Ducts?

With seasons changing, we switch from using our cooling system to turning on the heating and a proper HVAC system checkup is advisable in order to make sure everything runs smoothly. Every responsible homeowner schedules maintenance at least twice a year to avoid unpleasant surprises and malfunctions at most inconvenient times. Even if you follow this advice carefully, there are still unexpected times you should schedule the cleaning of your air ducts.

Health Problems in the Family

If you or one of your family members starts exhibiting signs of allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems that you didn’t have before, hire a professional to clean your HVAC system because it might be facilitating your health issues. This action is also advisable if a member of your family has a weak immune system due to an illness that makes them struggle. Elderly or new members of your family will greatly benefit from clean air in your home as well.

Extend the life of your AC

New Apartment or House

You just moved into your new apartment or house and are in the process of doing the finishing touches to your dream home. After doing the final construction works, don’t forget to get your HVAC system thoroughly cleaned. Even though everything looks nice and new, there is probably a large amount of dirt, dust, and microbes slowly circulating through your space because they got trapped in your air ducts during the construction.

Remodeling Debris

Remodeling old apartments and houses can release a lot of dangerous substances that were used before and are banned today. Materials like asbestos, chips of lead paint, and general dust and dirt can end up in your HVAC system. So add air duct cleaning to your list of tasks that need to be performed before you can fully enjoy your remodeled home.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation with our team.

ntegrating the HVAC Unit Into Your Décor

Integrating the HVAC Unit Into Your Décor

The HVAC system is an indispensable part of our home structure that allows us to live more comfortably, no matter the season. The essential components of this system are significant and can be rather unsightly, especially if you have a particular decorating style, paying attention to every detail. There are ways you can incorporate the cooling and heating units into your décor without compromising your vision. Here are some ideas on how to decorate around your HVAC units.

Redirect the Observer’s Attention

If you want to distract from the large unit on your wall, try using eye-catching designs in the form of an interesting lamp, striking wall color or artwork that will attract attention and draw the eye away from the unit. Place these details closer to the unit but be careful not to highlight it even more.

care for your HVACsystem

For a more pleasant home, consider all the factors before deciding if you should upgrade or simply repair your old HVAC system

Hide the Unit

Before making a decision and installing an HVAC unit in a particular room think about its possible locations and different ways you can hide it without obstructing it. Consult your HVAC specialist and try devising a practical solution that will please everyone. Once it is installed, incorporate the unit into a shelving system, hide it behind a decorative grille, place it underneath a window and encase it with perforated boards. Use a floating shelf to hide it in plain sight.

Invest Into Your Unit

If you have modern and minimalistic décor, consider investing in a better unit with a distinct design that will complement the rest of your home. When buying a new HVAC system, look into different solutions, taking into account the visual aspect of the unit. Consider that you will be using your HVAC system for at least five years or even more if you maintain it correctly, so choose wisely.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation with our team.