At Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric, your comfort comes first! To discuss your heating or cooling repair with one of our North Carolina HVAC technicians, give us a ring or shoot us an email. In the meantime, remember the following helpful hints to maintain the safety and performance of your indoor comfort systems:
Aging ductwork and HVAC equipment can lead to dangerous situations, so it’s important to schedule regular safety inspections. Maintenance programs also help to pinpoint future problems, keep equipment clean and functional, and reduce burgeoning energy bills.
Gas odor, carbon monoxide alarms and sparking wires indicate an HVAC emergency. If you encounter these problems, do not touch electrical switches or use your phone. Leave your property immediately, and contact the local utility and fire department when you are offsite.
Carbon monoxide is a harmful odorless gas. Exposure leads to a range of symptoms, including dizziness and headache, nausea and vomiting, breathing difficulties, and muscle weakness. In the worst cases, home and business owners become incapacitated or may even die from CO2 poisoning.
Protect your family, employees and guests by installing high-quality carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home or business. Test the detectors regularly, and replace them according to manufacturer recommendations (every 2 to 5 years).
If you are not using a programmable thermostat, you are missing out on energy savings. Today’s high-tech programmable thermostat models are attractive, easy to read and simple to program—and many can be controlled directly from your mobile device! Create a customized heating or cooling profile that adjusts based upon your habits: when you are sleeping, when you leave for a few hours, or when you go on vacation. You could be saving up to 30 percent in annual energy costs if you use the device properly. Ask a Blanton’s technician about installing your new programmable thermostat and training you to use it!
Indoor air is up to seven times more polluted than outdoor air, and many home and business owners suffer from allergies and respiratory problems. To improve indoor air quality and avoid related health problems, remember to:
- Change your filter every one to three months, depending upon the season and the frequency of HVAC use. High-quality allergen filters are worth the investment, especially if you have asthma or allergy problems.
- Schedule an indoor air quality consultation. You may need a specialized filtration system, dehumidifier or UV light in order to breathe easier. Your Blanton’s technician can recommend options that suit your budget and health requirements.