Winter is coming! At PAC Home services, we want to make sure your home is ready for it. It’s important to keep your family safe throughout the winter.
Here are some helpful tips to protect your home during the winter
- Call Paul for a heating checkup- Maintaining your equipment is the key to it working properly and lasting longer. We recommend you service your heating system once annually to ensure everything is up to date. The last thing you want is a breakdown in your system in the dead of winter
- Check the batteries on your thermostat and carbon monoxide detector- Many times when these items stop functioning, it can be because of a simple battery switch out. Change them before the season starts to ensure you don’t experience any issues.
- Change your filters- Paul recommends you change your filter on a monthly basis. A dirty filter will cause your HVAC system to work a lot harder because of a decreased air flow.
- Keep your exhaust vents clear – A lot of times during the winter your outside vents could be full of snow or ice from accumulation. Make sure they are clear to avoid any other issues.
It’s recommended you have a service contract with a top HVAC company to come out annually and protect your equipment form future breakdowns.
For just $19.99 a month, you can become a member of the P.A.C family. We will come out annually to check your equipment and keep you and your family safe during the cold winter.
Should you replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time? This is a question homeowners often ask when replacing their equipment. The quick answer is that it honestly depends on many factors.
The major factor is the age of the unit. If both the furnace and ac are over 10-15 years old, then it's highly recommended you switch them out together. In general, furnaces usually last longer than AC systems. If you decide to replace your Air Conditioner without replacing your furnace, this can cause an issue in your system because of the efficiency.
If you install a high efficiency air conditioner or just higher than your old one, you are using a mismatched system and this will impact the efficiency of your unit. Your furnace has an older blower motor and the blower is used to produce the airflow through your evaporator coil and heat exchanger . The AC system will need to use the blower motor and not having a newer one will cause issues with your system. It may even cause the furnace to not operate correctly.
Another reason to replace both at the same time is for installation complications and financial reasons. If the full system swap is a complicated installation, you are going to want to do this all together instead of having to rip out your equipment multiple times.
Also the major financial benefit is that replacing your entire system together will be a lower cost than just replacing one part of your system at a time.
The only reason we say it depends on whether it's a good idea is sometimes the age of the equipment doesn't match up. For example, if your AC system is over 15 years old but you have a furnace that is under 10 years old it is not necessary to replace both pieces of equipment.
It all depends on what will help your system run the most efficiently. We recommend having one of our HVAC experts come to your home in order to give you the proper evaluation of your system in order to maximize your system's effiiciency and ultimately extend the life of it. We want to serve our PAC family at the highest level!
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Carbon Monoxide is a deadly chemical that can put you and your family at risk. There are ways to prevent it from entering your home but it is important to recognize the dangers of it first. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas but it could potentially damage your health. If anyone is suspected of having Carbon Monoxide poisoning, they need immediate medical care because it can be life threatening. How can this affect your furnace?
According to research, the most common cause of a carbon monoxide leak is a failed or leaking heat exchanger in your gas furnace. Carbon Monoxide can be caused by inhaling combustion fumes. Having a gas furnace can cause an excess of Carbon Monoxide in your home. This can come from your heating and air conditioning system because of the aging and corrosion of the unit. The corrosion in the unit will cause cracks and holes in the burner which eventually releases carbon monoxide.
Having an annual checkup by P.A.C. will help keep your family safe and prevent further issues with your Heating System. Another important tip is to make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector! If you do not own a carbon monoxide detector, you must get one ASAP, as this could one day save your life.
It is recommended you try to put the detector near your furnace system to detect any poisonous chemicals right away. If chemicals like these are released, you are putting your entire family at risk. Call Paul NOW to ensure your safety!
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With the rapid spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, the world is on high alert to try and find solutions that can stop the spreading and destroy the viruses.
The UV light is a safe and effective way to stop the spread of Viruses. Each day in the world you and your family bring different germs, viruses or other bacteria into your home.
According to the Field report, a Certain spectrum of UV light-UVC-has been proven to kill airborne viruses and it does so in a manner that presents no risk to humans. A study conducted by a group of scientists found that UVC had the ability to kill flu viruses when placed in germ-sensitive places like hospitals, airports and schools.
By introducing UV light into your airflow and ventilation systems, you will be better prepared to protect yourself from these harmful viruses.
FieldControls.com completed multiple independent lab tests to verify how the UV Light effected viruses and germs and they found out that it reduced test bacteria by 90% within 30 minutes!
Protect your family today with a UV light! Call Paul today and get $100 off your UV light!
The T10 Pro Smart Thermostat is simple to install and use with an intuitive touchscreen display. It syncs with any smart device and with the Honeywell app you can save energy while you are away with geofencing.
According to Honeywell, when you install the Smart Room Sensors, you will unlock the full potential of the thermostat. You can prioritize certain living areas in your home for temperatures that satisfy your comfort level whenever you want it and wherever you want!
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The T10 Pro Smart Thermostat with Smart Room Sensors works with the Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, and other smart devices that can link your Honeywell app!
The T10 Pro Smart Thermostat may also qualify for a utility rebate program. After purchasing your Thermostat, check out here how you can apply for a rebate!
Make sure when you purchase the T10 Thermostat that you contact PAC to have it installed because we are an authorized HVAC professional for Honeywell!
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