HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is most often used to depict the whole heating and cooling system consisting of the duct work, air filters, humidification controls, and registers etc.

The most important aspect of HVAC maintenance is maintaining unrestricted airflow. Dust, dirt, and debris are an HVAC system’s worst enemies. Whether it’s the indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and heat exchangers and coils free of restrictions.

We recommend that your heating and cooling system be checked and serviced twice a year; ideally a spring and an autumn tune-up. We also recommend that you change your filter regularly, depending on the type of unit you have. This alone can eliminate many of the most common problems that need fixing, and can significantly reduce the likelihood of a serious breakdown.

Locate the label on the outer surface of the equipment for a manufacture date. If the equipment is less than five years old it may have a warranty, but it may not depending on the model. Warranty terms and conditions change by manufacturer and the installing company. Good Day can verify the warranty status of your heating and cooling system via our “Get Warranty” form.

Regular filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels, and improves your indoor air quality. It is important to change filters regularly to ensure proper air flow, and to keep your home free from dust, allergens and germs. Depending on the type of filter you have, you may require weekly or monthly filter replacements. Your Good Day technician will recommend the ideal filters and replacement schedules for your unit(s).

Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment contribute to sound pollution. Although no financial savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a heating or cooling system can have a considerable effect on the comfort and enjoyment of your home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a variety of factors, such as the age and make of the unit, and whether or not the compressor is insulated.

The best temperature for your thermostat depends on your priorities. If your primary goal is to lower your monthly energy bills, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the summer. If your ultimate desire is a better night’s sleep, set your thermostat somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees. Keep in mind, though, that infants and toddlers need warmer temperatures to sleep safe and sound — between 65 and 70 degrees. If your biggest priority is getting things done, consider keeping your home or office around 71 degrees for a productive environment.

According to studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all airborne particles can be eliminated. Filtration devices such as UV light units, air filters, energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) and electronic air cleaners can help eliminate particles too small to be caught by a vacuum. An Good Day technician can provide information about which indoor air improvement devices are right for you. To receive a personal air quality consultation from Good Day, call 817-502-2178 today!

Here are a few quick tips:

  • Clean and replace your filters frequently.
  • Install shades, drapes, shutters, or screens on all windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight. This will help keep room temperatures at moderate levels.

Every person and every home has different comfort needs. Irritant thresholds and triggers that affect people’s health and comfort combine to determine the proper solutions. High threshold levels may require simple solutions like a better air filter. Low threshold levels may require an air purification system for the reduction of triggers and irritants. Your Good Day technician can help you decide which indoor air improvement products are right for you.

Bigger isn’t always better; its performance and efficiency that count. Before purchasing a replacement system, you should always make sure your system is properly sized to match your needs and your budget. Your Good Day technician will thoroughly assess your home and comfort requirements to determine the proper unit size recommendation for you.

You may have tried to cover up indoor odors by spraying air fresheners or lighting candles. Unfortunately these tactics only mask the odors, rather than get rid of them. Even worse, these remedies may negatively affect indoor air quality with chemicals that cause allergic reactions or eye irritation for homeowners.

Bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva and mold may be roots of your home’s odor problem. One method for purifying the air is integrating germicidal (UV) lights in your home. These lights help kill odors, purify the air, and inhibit the growth of biological contaminants by sterilizing surfaces in the HVAC system. The UV lights are installed to work with your home comfort system.

Sometimes poor ventilation also contributes to unpleasant odors. Stagnate air, and moisture condensation on walls and windows, are signs of poor ventilation. A qualified service technician can inspect your home comfort system to determine if this is an issue.

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