Month: December 2020

Furnace Maintenance Tips for a Texas Winter


Furnace Maintenance Tips for a Texas Winter

It’s that time of year again! Winter has arrived in Texas and it’s here to stay a while. Now is the perfect time to make sure your heating system is prepared for the colder winter months. Here are key HVAC maintenance tips to consider so your HVAC system can continue running smoothly and efficiently all season long.

Turn Your Thermostat Down

After having your furnace shut off for months, you’ll want to ease into using it again. When you drop your thermostat a couple degrees less than your normal indoor temperature, you are giving your furnace a chance to wake up after a long nap. Easing into your usage decreases your risk of putting unwanted stress and strain on your equipment. Not only can temporarily lowering the temperature help your furnace, but it can also save you money on your next heating bill. After all, staying warm and comfortable shouldn’t be expensive! Sounds like a win-win to us!

Change Your Filters

Dirty and clogged filters can restrict airflow and reduce the entire efficiency of your HVAC system. Causing it to work harder than it needs to not only increases your monthly heating bill, but it can also decrease the total lifespan of your furnace. Every homeowner should think about replacing filters, but it’s especially important to stay on top of this if you have pets because pet dander can cause your filters to get dirty much quicker.

Know What To Expect

Knowledge is power! Knowing what to expect can have you going into the winter season with peace of mind. If your furnace has been off for a while, it can smell like something is burning the first time you turn it on. This could tempt you to turn it off and call your HVAC company for assistance. The team at Weeks encourages you to call us if there’s ever a concern or a problem, and we’ll let you know if we should send a technician out to take a look. We are always here to help and our main goal is to make sure you’re safe and comfortable.

Schedule A Furnace Tune-Up

Most manufacturers recommend an HVAC maintenance annually. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance on your system in a while, now is the time! Having regular checkups and maintenances performed on your heating system is the best way to make sure it’s equipped to keep your home warm and cozy during the frigid winter months. An annual maintenance can be beneficial to:

  •       Avoiding costly repairs in the future
  •       Increasing the lifespan of your HVAC unit
  •       Keeping your manufacturer warranty
  •       Saving on your heating bill

Contact Weeks Service Company Today!

Don’t be left in the cold if your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter. Our trusted, professional and skilled technicians provide good old-fashioned HVAC service to residents in League City, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Schedule a furnace tune-up with your friends at Weeks Service Company today, and keep your system running smoothly and efficiently all winter long.

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality During The Winter

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

Winter is coming…and it’s bringing poor indoor air quality with it! The indoor air quality in your home, otherwise known as IAQ, can become lower in the winter because people stay inside more and open windows and doors less. The absence of proper ventilation during the colder months can cause an accumulation of unwanted air pollutants, such as dust particles, viruses, bacteria, and germs, to name a few.

It can be difficult to know the difference between a seasonal cold, seasonal allergies, and poor indoor air quality. If you’re experiencing the following symptoms regularly, you may be experiencing poor indoor air quality.

  • Flu-like symptoms
  •  Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and/or throat
  • Worsened pre-existing issues such as asthma, allergies, and chronic illnesses

Just because it’s normal to experience poor indoor air quality in the winter doesn’t mean you should have to. Here are 4 tips to improving your indoor air quality in the winter so you don’t have to suffer all season long.

Clean Your Ducts

When’s the last time you had your ducts cleaned? Cleaning your ducts can drastically improve the air quality inside your home. Air duct cleaning prevents health issues, giving your ducts a deep clean against the spread of dirt, germs, dust, pollen, and other pollutants that spread throughout your home.

Inspect Your Ducts

Not only is cleaning your ducts important, but so is inspecting them. Having them inspected can catch problems before they get larger, and alert you to leaks. Leaks in your ducts could be contributing to the problem of poor IAQ.

Consider Installing An Air Purifier

Air purifiers…what are they good for? Absolutely everything! Pollutants, bacteria, viruses, and germs hang around and are often invisible to the human eye, making them tough to get rid of. An air purifier can destroy these unwanted guests from your home’s airflow. With an air purifier, you can breathe fresh air without stepping outside this winter.

Schedule A Furnace Maintenance

Did you know airborne pollutants in your home can be tough on your home comfort system? Particles can build up in the indoor coil, reducing your HVAC system’s overall efficiency and interfering with the quality of your airflow. When you have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional at Weeks Service Company, we’ll also make sure your filters are cleaned. Clean filters can help get rid of dust and debris build-up that can be impacting your home’s indoor air quality.

Call Weeks Service Company

At Weeks Service Company, we promote healthy air flow in your home. Our team wants you to breathe fresh air this winter. We know the quality of air in your home depends on a variety of factors, including your HVAC system, climate, and building design. Whether it’s cleaning and inspecting your ducts, installing an air purifier in your home, or performing a routine furnace maintenance, you can trust our team to improve the overall air quality inside your home. Contact us today!