Dayco Systems Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

The Benefits of Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat for Your AC System

Monday, March 6th, 2023

New technology can feel intimidating. Sometimes, you just want to stick with the tried-and-true for your home rather than upgrade to new systems that come jammed with features that might not add much to your life aside from extra confusion.

We understand you may feel this way about getting a smart thermostat for your house to replace an older model like a standard digital programmable thermostat or even a manual one with dials or sliders. We want to assure you this is a different situation: when you work with us for smart thermostat service in Alpharetta, GA, you’ll have cutting-edge technology that genuinely benefits your home. Best of all, smart technology does most of the work itself—you don’t have much to adapt to or complex systems to learn.

What are the smart thermostat benefits? Here are the major ones to consider:

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Do you have a furnace that only sends out cold air? That’s no good, and if you expect to enjoy the rest of the winter season and the unpredictable early fall, you’ll want to have this problem fixed right away.

It does pay to think first about why the situation is happening. We don’t recommend you try to fix the furnace on your own—please don’t open up the furnace cabinet and poke around inside. But there might be a simple error you can correct yourself. In other cases, you’ll need to call a professional HVAC contractor like us for furnace repair in Roswell, GA to get your heat back. Let’s look at some of the possibilities so you’ll have a better idea of what you need to do.

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HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Monday, February 13th, 2023

You know that your HVAC system is designed to keep your family comfortable, whether the temperature outdoors has dropped below freezing or risen into the high 90s. But don’t forget about your furry and feathery friends who are also part of your family! Just because your dog has a fur coat doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to worry about low temperatures. Having pets in your home requires putting some thought into your HVAC system and your indoor air quality in Acworth, GA. Here are some important HVAC tips to help you and your pets.

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Reasons Your Furnace Keeps Kicking On and Off

Monday, February 6th, 2023

One of the most common troubles that homeowners run into with their heating during the winter is a furnace that keeps turning on and off rapidly, going through what’s known as “short-cycling.” 

The standard heating cycle for a furnace is at least 15 minutes and often not much longer than 20. This is the amount of time necessary for the furnace’s components to work together to heat air, send it through the ventilation system, and raise the home’s temperature to the target on the thermostat. 

When a furnace starts to cut short its heating cycle and then restarts a short time later, it creates a problem that affects home comfort, energy consumption, and the amount of wear and tear on the furnace. If you’ve got this problem with your furnace, you’ll want it corrected as soon as possible. We’ll look at why this may happen and what you can do about it.

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Tips for Lowering Your HVAC Bill This Winter

Monday, January 30th, 2023

You have to pay to run your HVAC system in winter, of course, but you don’t want to pay more than necessary. If you’ve started to notice that your heating bills seem too high, you don’t have to simply accept them. Chances are you’ve gotten into some bad habits with using your HVAC system and it’s costing you on your bills each month.

We know all about home heating, and we’ve put together some tips that can help you lower those heating bills this winter as well as every winter to come.

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4 Thermostat Tips For Keeping Your Home Warm

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The thermostat is how you control the heating in your house during winter, but people often don’t realize how a few bad habits with thermostat settings can harm comfort and cause a rise in heating costs. Haphazard use of the thermostat can end up making your home too cold or too warm, and it will put more strain on the heating system.

We’re going to look at four tips that will help you get the best use of your thermostat and your heating system. 

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning On and Off?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

A furnace will turn on and off during the winter months, but it shouldn’t do so every few minutes. Let’s take a look at this problem and what’s causing it.

When you’re home during a cold day, you can expect to hear your furnace kick on and then run for 10–15 minutes or more before shutting off. Your house will retain enough heat for the furnace to remain off for about the same amount of time before coming back on. On an average winter day, you can expect the furnace to go through three heating cycles per hour. 

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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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