Last updated 8 days ago
Dry air inside your home can irritate the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat, causing discomfort during the winter. Dry air is also more likely to promote static electricity and cause degradation of the finished surfaces in your home. Adding a whole-house humidifier to your home’s heating system can improve your family’s comfort in addition to maintaining the beauty and value of your belongings. Increased moisture content in the air relieves common wintertime health complaints and improves the appearance of skin and hair. Antimicrobial agents added to humidifier pads reduce the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms inside your home. Additional moisture makes your home feel warmer and can reduce your heating bills by up to ten percent. Other benefits include reduced static electricity, improved indoor plant health, and increased longevity of paint, fabrics, and furniture.
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Last updated 8 days ago
You may think your home is completely safe, but the air you’re breathing may be anything but. According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than the air outside. Since most people spend 90% of their time indoors, that is a big problem. Polluted indoor air can trigger chronic nausea and headaches, asthma, and even lung cancer. The time to start protecting your family is now, so call an HVAC technician today. This infographic from Phoenix’s top HVAC specialists at Parker & Sons, Inc. explains the dangers of indoor air pollution and how you can clean up the air quality in your home, including by maintaining your HVAC system and changing your AC air filters. Share this information with everyone you know and start to breathe easy!
Last updated 9 days ago
As cooler weather approaches, it’s important to ensure your furnace is ready to perform at its best. Some simple maintenance tips can keep your furnace running efficiently this winter and for many years to come. If you are experiencing problems with your furnace, contact Parker & Sons, Inc. for an evaluation and repairs.
Change the Filter
Your furnace filter is designed to protect your furnace as well as improve indoor air quality in your home. Furnace filters should be changed on a regular basis. Most filters will last up to 90 days before requiring replacement. If you have not changed your filter recently, it’s time to install a new one. Write down the date of installation on the filter’s cardboard frame or schedule a reminder on your calendar or smartphone to change the filter once its useful lifetime has expired.
Check the Pilot Light
A gas furnace uses a pilot light to ignite the burners whenever you turn on the heat. If the pilot light goes out, your furnace cannot produce heated air for your home. Check your furnace’s pilot light periodically because drafts, debris buildup, and many other factors can extinguish the pilot light. If the pilot light is out, you can relight it yourself to resume furnace function. A pilot light that will not ignite or stay lit is indicative of a problem. Contact a furnace repair service to check your furnace if you are having trouble with the pilot light.
Inspect the Vent
During combustion, carbon monoxide and other harmful byproducts are produced. Your furnace has a vent system designed to funnel harmful gases away from your home. Check this vent regularly to ensure it is intact and properly connected. Never store items within a few feet of your furnace, as they can fall and damage the vent.
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Last updated 14 days ago
Sealing your home against outdoor air improves the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. Understanding where and how your home loses heat will help you identify necessary repairs or updates that can prevent excess strain on your heating system this winter. Many homes lose heat through poorly-insulated ceilings and walls. Attics, basements, and crawl-spaces that are not properly insulated can also cause a home to lose heat, requiring your furnace to work harder. Enhancing or replacing your home’s insulation, particularly in the attic, can prevent unnecessary heat loss when the outdoor temperature drops. Windows and doors are other common sources of heat loss in your home. Even if you keep windows and doors closed, poorly-maintained frames can allow heat to escape. Check the weatherstripping around door and window frames to identify areas that need repair or replacement.
Parker & Sons, Inc. specializes in maintenance, repair, and installation of heating and cooling systems in Phoenix. We are here to ensure your home or business is comfortable, no matter the temperature outdoors. Contact us today at (602) 273-7247 or visit our website to learn more about our special offers and 24/7 emergency service.