Gracie Appliance, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

HVAC Care Tips!

Gas Furnaces

It's that time a year again!

  We cannot express enough how important it is to have your gas fired furnace service at least once a year! The service should include cleaning the unit and checking all safety devices, including the heat exchanger! Along with this you should also install CO detectors on each floor to help ensure your family's protection!  We recommend Nighthawk CO detectors!

Flammables

  It's common sense to keep anything flammable away from any heat producing appliance right? At least once a month I run into a potentially dangerous situation were a customer has placed paint cans, gasoline containers, etc next to heat producing appliance. While sometimes we get caught op in the hustle and bustle of life we get a little careless. It is a good ideal to make sure your keeping your home environment safe!

Heat Pumps & A/C

Filters, Filters, Filters

  This is a area of extreme neglect (out of sight, out of mind).  PLEASE check your filter at least once a month.  There have been studies that have proven that keeping clean filters in your HVAC system can reduce your energy cost up to 30%.  

  Another reason for keeping clean filters in the furnace is Repair bills.   Prolong usage with a dirty filter, WILL cause system problems. The moral of this story is check you filters at least once a month, if they are dirty, replace them. 

  You should also have your system serviced at **least** once a year... Heat Pump should be check twice a year..