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Comfort Checklist

If you have any of these common comfort complaints, let us know and we can offer solutions

  • Some rooms are comfortable, but others feel too warm or too cool
  • Rooms become stale and stuffy when the furnace or air conditioner runs
  • Cooking, smoking, and other odors seem to linger
  • Rooms feel drafty
  • Energy bills seem high
  • Condensation and/or mildew forms on windowsills or walls
  • We experience static electricity shocks in the winter
  • Need to reduce the amount of dust, mold, or pollen in the indoor air
  • The heating or air conditioning equipment is noisy

When you have questions, the experts at Total Home Comfort are ready and able to answer. You can always contact Total Home Comfort for help. But first, take a look below at a few of the questions other customers often have-you may find your answer right here.

There are several types of furnace filters, but all filters should be checked every few months, and more often if you have pets in the home, or, allergies to dust, pollen, or mold. Changing your filter regularly can avoid future costly repairs to your furnace, and help the furnace run more efficiently to heat and cool your home. Debris from your vents and duct work can make its way down to the furnace, as can critters such as mice and other rodents.

We recommend having your furnace cleaned, and inspected, once a year. It is important to have the furnace inspected by a professional to ensure that it is operating safely and at peak efficiency. Proper adjustment can lower your heating bills and performing standard maintenance can prevent breakdowns before they occur.

The average life of a furnace ranges from 18 to 22 years. We can provide an estimate on a new furnace to suit your home’s size and needs, and some furnace models may be ready for replacement in as little as 15 years, to offer a more efficient unit and cost savings for the long term. A furnace that has been regularly maintained will last longer.

If your furnace is getting older and is prone to problems, or has a faulty heat exchanger, you may want to replace it. Today’s furnaces are much more efficient than older units with efficiencies as high as 96.6%.

Your gas fireplace needs a regular inspection, cleaning, and maintenance, so add this service to your annual HVAC service and save on our combination package pricing. Cleaning your fireplace glass should be completed by a professional with the proper cleaning solutions and equipment to avoid damaging the glass. Inspecting your unit ensures its safety and continued performance for years to come.

Are you experiencing static electricity, dry hair and skin, and increased allergies? During the winter months while the furnace is operating, the heat generated evaporates the water vapor in the air, leaving your home feeling dry and possibly causing a scratchy throat, bloody nose, and skin irritation.  Dry air can also cause woodwork to shrink and crack.

It is important to maintain proper humidity in your home for your comfort and to protect your valuables. Maintaining proper humidity could also lower utility bills as much as 15%. Ask us about whole home humidifiers.

Air Conditioning systems are primarily electrical, so it is important to have the electrical components checked to ensure that a faulty device will not cause larger, more expensive failures. The most important reason to have your system checked is the system’s pump, called the compressor. The compressor is cooled by refrigerant, not air. If the system charge is even slightly low, it could cause the compressor to overheat, causing damage.

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Your furnace breathes for your home, so having a clean duct system will help your furnace function more efficiently and improve your indoor air quality. Ask us for referrals to trustworthy and professional duct cleaners in your area.

It could be that your thermostat needs to be adjusted. However, it is more likely to be the humidity level in your home. When the humidity level is lowered, it causes the moisture to be removed from the surface of your skin, causing you to feel cold. Installing a humidifier in your home can save you money by allowing you to keep the thermostat at a lower setting.

YES! Today’s high efficiency units can usually cut utility bills in half. Ask us about installing Energy Star efficient units in your home for savings now and into the future.

Never ignore the importance of having a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. You can hear, see, feel, and smell smoke and fire, but still, you have alarms.

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be produced by any fuel burning appliances such as ovens, driers, water heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, and even attached garages. Always have an active, working alarm to alert you of any danger. Test your carbon monoxide alarms and smoke detectors every time you change your clocks and replace your units every 7-10 years.

If you feel you have a carbon monoxide issue, immediately leave the home and call emergency services.

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