Winter Is Right Around the Corner – Home Preparation Is A Good Place to Start

Man-with-Baby“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Benjamin Franklin

While this quote is centuries old, it is as relevant today as it was when Benjamin Franklin first spoke these words. When it comes to preparing for winter, preparation is key to saving you valuable time and expense. Our home is usually the single largest expenditure in life.  A well cared for home, ensures your family’s safety and comfort. read more…

Fall Heating System Tips

8AF7BFB7CDI know, it’s still blazing hot outside and the AC is running more than ever. So why am I sharing Fall heating tips? Because Fall is right around the corner and crisp Autumn evenings will soon be here. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to cooler weather. read more…

Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning

Clean air ducts are probably low on the list of things you consider as the seasons change. However, you should consider the following and I’m sure you will see why this is an important part of home safety.

What are the signs to look for to know if your air ducts need cleaned:

• An air duct with water damage.
• Mold, mildew, slime.
• Buildup that restricts air-flow.
• Dust, cobwebs, or other debris visibly blowing from ductwork/registers.
• Evidence of insect or rodent infestation.
• Offensive odors from your ductwork or HVAC system.
• Frequent bouts of illness or allergies among your family.
• Fiberglass ductwork, which collects contaminants more easily than sheet metal

Come on, is it really that important?

Duct cleaning has been shown to reduce the growth of allergens, as well as increase the efficiency of your system. In fact, in some cases of extreme buildup, it can increase efficiency as much as 40 percent! That’s a huge savings and more than covers the cost of the service.

How are air ducts cleaned?

Duct cleaning depends on the extent of buildup in your ducts. A trained technician will inspect each air duct, opening all access panels. Once it is determined cleaning is necessary, equipment will be gathered to address your cleaning needs. In addition to cleaning supply ducts, return ducts, air vents, and diffusers, your system will also undergo routine cleaning and maintenance as well, addressing system components such as your heat exchanger, coils, drain pan, fan motor and housing, and system housing. This ensures thorough cleaning results as well as the smooth and efficient operation. In all cases of duct cleaning, it is also necessary to address the source of the dirty air duct to prevent recurrence.

Is it safe?

For safety reasons, we recommend duct cleaning be performed when your home is unoccupied. Special equipment is used for the safety of the air quality in your home, including filters, ventilation equipment, containment barriers, and more.

Is this a do it yourself project?

Poor air duct cleaning practices have actually been shown to decrease the air quality in your home. Be certain to protect your home and family by choosing a license HVAC company that is trained and proficient.

Contact Evans Air Services today and schedule your appointment!

SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR HVAC SYSTEM

Spring Cleaning For Your HVAC System
When we think of spring cleaning, it usually entails images of “out with the old and in with the new”. Glistening windows, winter clothes and boots packed away and maybe even flowering blooms in our garden are some of the first images that come to mind. A home owner’s spring cleaning should also include the HVAC System. Here are some tips to help you with.
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1. Schedule your HVAC Preventive Maintenance with Evans Air Services. Our professionally trained staff will perform rigorous testing and basic maintenance of your unit to ensure you stay cool this summer. Review this list of steps we take to provide you with HVAC maintenance. (Link to checklist)
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2. Consider Programmable Thermostats. Programmable Thermostats allow you to customize your home’s temperature and can help save you money. Wifi enabled allows more control to customize your home environment.
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3. Go Green (or greener). Use ceiling fans to help cool your home. You can reduce the temperature of your home by 5 degrees when you use ceiling fans effectively. Also close any blinds that allow direct sunlight into your home during the day.
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4. Check your doors and windows for leaks. Caulk and/or replace seals where you find cracks and gaps.
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5. Have your ducts tested for leaks and air flow pressure.
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6. Consider upgrading your existing unit to a more energy efficient system. Just as our vehicles and appliances need to be replaced after years of wear and tear, the same is true with our heating and air systems.

Contact us today to schedule your maintenance

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