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10 Heating and Cooling Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

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10 Facts About Your Heating and Cooling System That All Homeowners Should Know

The NuBlue Air team is a team of hard-working, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and fun individuals who know a lot about thermostats, air conditioning units, and indoor air quality solutions. As a homeowner, you may not know all the ins and outs of all things heating and cooling, but there are a few things that all HVAC technicians would want you to know. 

  1. Change the Air Filters Regularly

The air filters in your home may not seem like they do much, but they actually do. The spun fiberglass material that is inside the cardboard frame can catch the dust, pollen, allergens, mold spores, lint, pet hair, dander and other microbial bacterias that would otherwise be recirculated into the air. But if the filters aren’t changed on a regular basis, they will not be as effective. 

  1. Closing Vents Can Be Harmful 

It might seem like no big deal, but closing a vent can actually cause strain on your air conditioning unit and potential harm. If you’re feeling extra chilly in a room, it’s best to turn the air up or grab a blanket. 

  1. Regular Maintenance is a Must

If you’re waiting for something to go wrong before you call, you’re doing it wrong. Preventative maintenance helps to lower your energy bills, extend the lifespan of your unit and prevent costly breakdowns down the road. 

  1. Listen for Warning Signs

The quiet hum of an air conditioning unit or furnace often fades into the background and becomes a welcome white noise. So, anytime you hear a clink, thud, or ticking noise coming from your HVAC system, call in the professionals at NuBlue Air to see what’s happening. 

  1. It Takes Time to Cool Down

Hate to break it to you, but it is a myth that if you turn your air conditioning down really low then the room will cool down faster. Whether you turn the temperature down 5 degrees or 50 degrees, it’s going to cool down at the same pace. 

  1. Programmable Thermostats are Your New Best Friend

NuBlue Air offers WiFi-controlled Honeywell Thermostats that will allow you to preprogram your thermostat and have more control over the temperature of your home. If you’re coming in from a hot day at the pool or the lake and want your home to be cool before you walk in the door, simply pull out your phone and set your thermostat. It’s as easy as that. If you’re ready to upgrade your thermostat, give our team a call today at (866) 455-2583 or book your appointment online. 

  1. Sizing Is Important

HVAC units come in all sizes and it is vital that you find a system that is the right size for your home. One too small and it will have to overwork to keep you cool. One too big and it will constantly be cutting on and off causing unnecessary stress on the system. 

  1. Indoor Air Quality Matters

Do you ever think about what’s in the air you’re breathing? The EPA has found that the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. At NuBlue Air we offer products like the REME HALO and iWave Home Purification System so that you can improve the air quality in your home and take a breath of fresh air. 

  1. You Never Know What’s Inside

Another reason why preventative maintenance is important is that you never know what you’ll find living inside your air conditioning unit. Birds, snakes, and rodents can all make their home in your air conditioning unit and begin to wreak havoc on your system. It’s important to make sure that damage caused by creatures as small as ants and as large as dogs is addressed as soon as possible. 

  1. We’re Here to Put Your Mind at Ease

We’ve seen it all. From air conditioner malfunctions in the brutal heat of summer to broken furnaces in the bitter cold and air filters covered in dust and grime. Our team of expert HVAC technicians are ready to put your mind at ease with any of your heating and cooling needs. Give our team a call today at (866) 455-2583 or book your appointment online. 

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