Month: February 2021

Is Your HVAC System Ready For Spring? Talk To A Local HVAC Specialist

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Is Your HVAC System Ready For Spring? Talk To A Local HVAC Specialist

Spring marks the time of year when severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes are most likely to sweep through League City, TX. Is your HVAC system ready to get you through any type of weather? While you’re working your way down that annual “spring cleaning” checklist this season, consider adding your HVAC system to the list. Wondering what you can do get your HVAC system ready for spring? Here are a few ideas for you.

  1. Change Your Filters

It’s recommended you change your filters every 1-3 months. Having a dirty air filter can slow down the airflow inside your home, causing your HVAC unit to work harder. Your unit doesn’t work extra hard for free, though. If you’ve noticed your electricity bills have been skyrocketing, it could be due to clogged and/or dirty filters putting a strain on your equipment. When you change your filters, you’ll:

  • Save on energy use
  • Prevent allergies
  • Increase your overall airflow
  • Prolong the life span of your HVAC unit.
  1. Clean Your Ducts

The spring is a perfect time to get your ducts in a row. Indoor air quality is important to you and your family’s health. If you have dirty ducts in your home, you’re breathing in all those pollutants, such as dirt, pet dander, dust, and rodent debris, which trigger allergies, asthma, and other related illnesses. Depending on the activity inside your home, it’s recommended you invest in a duct cleaning every 3-5 years. It’s especially important if:

  • Children or seniors are living with you
  • You have pets
  • Someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma
  • You’ve recently bought or renovated your home
  • You don’t recall the last time you had your ducts cleaned
  1. Install A Programmable Thermostat

To avoid spending more money on electricity bills, consider installing a programmable thermostat this spring. With this advanced home solution, you will always have consistent temperatures throughout your home. Programmable thermostats allow you to automatically adjust the temperature, whether you’re at home or when you’re away. This not only saves you money on electricity bills, but it also provides optimal comfort for you at all times.

  1. Schedule A Maintenance

Treating your HVAC unit to a routine maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your home. Homeowners rely on their system to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. By scheduling annual maintenances, you’re keeping your system running at high-quality through every season. There are many other reasons why an annual maintenance is important.

  • Improves the efficiency of your unit
  • Extends the life of you HVAC system
  • Improves the air quality inside your home
  • Provides home comfort you can count on

There’s nothing worse than your HVAC unit failing in the middle of a winter storm or heat wave. By scheduling an annual maintenance, you’re ensuring your HVAC system is ready for spring – and every other season.

Call Weeks Service Company

With spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your HVAC system ready. If you have any questions regarding your HVAC system and want to schedule your routine maintenance, contact us today!


How Often Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

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How Often Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

There are several things to consider when deciding how often you should clean your air ducts. As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years. However, if you have pets, it’s recommended you consider duct cleaning every 2 years. The frequency of duct cleaning varies from household to household.

When Would You Consider Air Duct Cleaning More Often?

If you have increased activity in your home, you may need to clean your ducts more often than the recommended 3 to 5 years. Truth be told, no one wants to breathe in pollutants such as dust, dirt, pet dander, rodent debris, and mold. If any of the following apply to your League City, Texas home, you may want to consider getting your ducts cleaned more often.

  • Mold

Mold inside your ducts means you need to get them professionally cleaned by your local HVAC company. The last thing you want to do is breathe it in.

  • Rodent Debris

Unfortunately, mice, insects, rats and other little critters may find their way inside your ductwork, making a home for themselves and leaving droppings in their wake. This can be a health hazard, and their droppings can seriously irritate lungs and infect members of your household.

  • Dust

Do you see dust flying from your registers when your HVAC system turns on? This is also an indication that your ducts are clogged and could use a duct cleaning.

  • Pets

If you have pets in your household, you are probably all too familiar with finding hair all over the place; on your clothes, on your furniture and when you vacuum. If you’re seeing pet dander all over your house, it’s safe to say it’s also living inside your ductwork and should be professionally cleaned.

Other reasons why it’s important to keep your air ducts cleaned:

  • Children are living with you
  • Seniors are living with you
  • You have allergies or asthma
  • You’ve recently renovated your home
  • You’ve recently bought a new home
  • Your ducts haven’t been cleaned in the past

Why Invest In Air Duct Cleaning?

It goes without saying that breathing in mold, rodent debris, dust and pet dander probably aren’t the best things to fill your lungs with. Duct cleaning can greatly impact your air quality, making the air you breathe much cleaner and preventing health issues. Not only that, but air duct cleaning can contribute to the efficiency of your HVAC unit. When you have no dust or other pollutants blocking the airflow from your HVAC system, it will run more efficiently. Dirty ducts put a strain on your system, causing it to work harder which also contributes to higher energy bills.

About Weeks Service Company

Weeks Service Company offers duct cleaning services to residents in the League City, TX and surrounding areas. If you have any questions regarding your ductwork, don’t hesitate to call or contact us!