In terms of weather, you’re lucky if you live in Laplace, Louisiana. You don’t have to brave the harsh winters in nearly every other part of the country, and snowfall is almost an impossibility. However, it does get chilly from time to time and knowing a bit about heating isn’t a terrible idea. When you’re up-to-date on the ins and outs of your furnace, you can reduce energy costs and enjoy amazing home comfort, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Replacing the Filter
Your furnace filter is the first line of defense in removing harmful contaminants from the air. This provides exceptional breathability throughout the colder months, which is especially important if you suffer from allergies or asthma. The problem is that filters don’t last forever, and when they get clogged, it puts extra strain on your furnace that reduces its lifespan and efficiency. Make sure to replace the filter every 30 to 90 days for premium efficiency and precision temperatures.
The Importance of Tuneups
In an ideal world, your furnace would last forever. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. That’s what makes a tuneup so crucial. When you schedule a tuneup with one of our factory-trained technicians, we’ll inspect every vital aspect of your furnace, as well as the often neglected portions. The result is a steady flow of warm air, superb comfort, and a system that will last into the foreseeable future.
Knowing the Terminology
Whenever you make a purchase, hopefully you take the time to do some research and learn the terminology. This principle should also be applied to heating systems. Without this knowledge, you aren’t sure what you’re getting into or what a salesman might talk about. In heating, the most important term is AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency. This number ranges from 80 to 100, and measures the efficiency of the system. The higher the number, the more efficient the system is.
Armed with this knowledge, you’re better prepared for new heating purchases, installation, and repairs. However, you can’t always do the work yourself. For any heating maintenance, questions, or other concerns, call Bryans United Air Conditioning today at 504-208-2071.
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