Dayco Systems Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Can I Prepare My HVAC System for the Winter?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Most of us embrace the crisp and cool weather of fall, but we also know that the winter chill isn’t far behind. While making your Thanksgiving plans is also a great time to consider how to prepare for winter. A big part of winter preparations is ensuring that the heating system in your home will work effectively, efficiently, and safely. 

We’re experts when it comes to handling local heating systems, and today we’re going to share with you the best steps to get your heating system ready for the chill temperatures.

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“How Long Should My Furnace Last?”

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Unless you sell your home before this time comes, eventually you’re going to need to invest in a furnace replacement. No matter how well-maintained your heating system is, it’s going to begin deteriorating from good ol’ wear and tear. Maintenance tune-ups can certainly help it reach as long of a service life as possible, but in time, you will have to make the choice that the furnace has reached the end of its lifespan and it’s time to make an upgrade.

But, when is the end of that lifespan… how do you know? These are the big questions, and they don’t necessarily have straightforward answers. Not all heating systems are alike–furnaces have different setups, different manufacturers, and work in different climates.

What we can do is give you a rough estimate, and then dive into the factors that play into these potential lifespans. Read on to learn more!

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Dayco’s Heating Maintenance Checklist

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Fall is progressing right along, and soon enough temperatures will cool down enough to start using our heating systems. Sure, we may use them briefly, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend a lot when you need yours! In fact, with how much you use your air conditioner, it makes a lot of sense that you want to keep your heating bills as low as possible.

To ensure this is the case, the time to schedule heating maintenance is now if you haven’t already. Read on to learn more about why this is such an important service, and why now is the time to have it done, and the checklist of what happens during maintenance.

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Is Bigger Always Better for Furnaces?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

If you’re shopping for a furnace right now, chances are that you’re not in too much of a rush, since we’ll still have our warmer and more humid weather for a while. But we have had customers who have rushed into a purchase like this, because they don’t necessarily understand the importance of getting the exact right furnace for their specific living space.

Unfortunately, rushing into a purchase like this can actually leave you with a furnace system that is too big for your home. That’s right, bigger isn’t always better, at least not when it comes to your home comfort systems.

The size of your furnace can actually have a big impact on its functionality as well as its efficiency. It is important that you work with qualified professionals to ensure that your home is getting matched up with the exact right furnace for your specific needs. Read on to learn why.

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“What Type of Furnace Filter Do I Need?”

Monday, February 14th, 2022

There’s a fairly common misconception amongst Roswell area homeowners in regards to their HVAC air filters. Given their name, people assume that air filters do exactly as their name implies–filter the air. But there are different types of air filters, and the one that comes standard with your furnace installation isn’t there to protect your air, but rather to protect the furnace.

Now, there are different kinds of “air filters,” air filtration systems, and air purifiers with replaceable filters that are designed specifically to filter out your indoor air, making it cleaner and easier to breathe. But the furnace air filter works to keep debris such as dust, dirt, and more out of the furnace and off of the heating system’s sensitive components.

There are also different types of HVAC air filters, including fiberglass mesh, pleated, and even “permanent” air filters. Read on to learn more!

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Dangers of DIY Furnace Repairs

Monday, January 31st, 2022

There are a number of online tutorials out there, for just about any type of home renovation or repair project. Unfortunately, just because you can do just about any repair hack you found online, doesn’t always mean that you should. This is especially true with furnace repairs–particularly gas furnaces.

Furnaces are very complex pieces of machinery, and HVAC technicians receive years of training and education in order to learn how to safely and adequately service these systems. Furnace repairs are always best left to the pros! Read on to learn why.

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How Do You Know if Your Furnace Is Emitting Carbon Monoxide?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

No matter where you live in the country, CO, or carbon monoxide, exposure is a potential risk. It’s a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas, and many of your appliances house this gas too. When your appliances are kept in good shape, the CO filters safely out of the home, but if maintenance is skipped or repair needs are left ignored, the CO can build up and lead to problems for your family.

This is why it’s vital for you to learn if your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide. We’ll go over some signs that might indicate you’re dealing with CO exposure, and if a dirty furnace impacts this all. Read on to learn more!

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“Should I Replace 40-year-old Radiators?”

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Has the time finally come for you to upgrade your old boiler to a new, more efficient system? You might be wondering then if you should replace your radiators too, particularly if they are 40+ years old. Read on as we uncover why you may want to replace the radiators!

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“Should I Replace My 25-Year-Old Furnace?”

Monday, January 10th, 2022

While the furnace in the accompanying picture to this blog post is a bit older than 25 years, we want to use it to illustrate a point–if your furnace is 25 years old, then it is outdated! It’s not going to be able to work as efficiently as it once did, nor is it going to be as safe as it would be otherwise–particularly if it’s a gas-powered system.

The methods used by HVAC professionals to properly install and vent furnaces have even changed in the last couple of decades. So, if you’re asking yourself if you should replace your 25-year-old furnace, the answer is a resounding yes! But allow us to elaborate more, below:

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Important Care and Maintenance for Your Condensate Pump

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

There are a number of important components that make it possible for your air conditioner to function, and the condensate pump is just one of them. During the cooling process, your air conditioner produces natural condensation. Most types of air conditioners rely on gravity and a 3/4th inch drain line to redirect the water away from your property and out to a drainage system.

However, some air conditioners require a little more help with this. Depending on where your air conditioner is installed, a condensate pump may be necessary to get fluid out of your air conditioner and outside of your property. Read on to learn more!

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