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What Causes HVAC Furnace Inefficiency?

What Causes HVAC Furnace Inefficiency?

In the past, it was absolutely commonplace to have an inefficient furnace or heating system in your home. However, with impressive advancements in HVAC technology, there is now simply no reason for anyone to worry about inefficient heating in the winter. Living in Canada, you are probably aware of the importance of having an effective and efficient furnace to heat your home without interruption during the frigid winter season. If you are having efficiency problems with your furnace, it is crucial to take care of the problem as soon as possible. For residents in Mississauga, and anywhere throughout the GTA, Air In Motion Heating & Cooling offers the perfect solution. Air In Motion Heating & Cooling The expert HVAC technicians at Air In Motion can offer a variety of heating and cooling services to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly all year round. Professional HVAC technicians can assist with: Installations Repairs Maintenance Questions and Concerns Preventative maintenance is always recommended when it comes to any type of machinery, to help avoid extensive repair bills and unnecessary replacements. Warning Signs of an Inefficient HVAC Furnace There are a number of clues or hints to be on the lookout for that may indicate your HVAC heating system is operating inefficiently. Some noticeable signs can include: Furnace never stops Inconsistent heating throughout your space Increased need for repairs Higher utility bills Old unit Furnace Runs Continually If your HVAC heating system is running constantly, with no breaks, then that is good indication there is a problem. An efficient furnace will run intermittently, as triggered by proper thermostat settings. If your furnace never...
Top 9 Signs it is Time for HVAC Repair

Top 9 Signs it is Time for HVAC Repair

Living in Canada, you are likely used to extreme temperature swings. Hot and humid summers, and bitterly cold winters, prompt the need for indoor temperature regulation to keep your home comfortable. HVAC Systems Achieving indoor air comfort and quality is typically done with an HVAC heating and cooling system. You rely on your HVAC system to provide you with adequate heat in the frigid months, and the cool relief of air conditioning in the searing heat. Since this is the case for most households, calls for HVAC repair tend to ramp up at the onset of summer, as well as the beginning of winter. Routine HVAC Maintenance To avoid interruptions in your HVAC service, routinely scheduled maintenance is advised twice a year to keep your equipment running smoothly and efficiently. A tune-up before the summer for air conditioning and prior to the winter for your furnace can help you avoid scrambling for repairs when you are counting on your HVAC unit the most. How can I tell if my HVAC unit needs repair? There are various warning signs that can tip you off that it may be time to call in an HVAC professional. 9 of the Most Common Signs You Need HVAC Repair The unit won’t start You are hearing strange noises coming from your HVAC unit Weak output System continually resets Faulty thermostat Increased energy costs The unit never stops Routine maintenance has been neglected Starting / Ignition Issues If your HVAC unit is having problems starting up, it is likely a problem with the ignition or pilot control. Modern furnaces no longer have a pilot light...
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Usually, when people think of air pollution, they think about the air outdoors. This is likely due to the degradation of outdoor air quality over the last few decades because of all the pollutants humans put in the air on a daily basis. Now people are looking for ways to improve air quality, because breathing clean air is essential to our overall heath. The same is true for the indoor environment of your home. The air quality in your home can become polluted if you don’t take the necessary precautions to keep it clean. Why is indoor air quality so important? Indoor Air Quality is so important, that it even has its own acronym (IAQ). IAQ assesses the condition and purity of the air people are breathing in and around buildings and structures they occupy regularly. Controlling potential pollutants that can contaminate your air space is crucial to maintaining good health, and preventing illness and disease. Most people spend the vast majority of their time indoors, so it would only make sense to ensure indoor air quality is as clean as possible. Reasons to Improve Indoor Air Quality in your Home Having clean air in your home is integral to all the people that inhabit and visit the space. In order to be energy efficient, most homes are built tightly to conserve heat in the winter, and keep it cool in the summer. While this model is great for keeping energy costs low, it is not ideal for air circulation. Therefore, extra effort is needed to keep air quality high. Some serious reasons to be concerned about indoor air...
Should My Furnace be Running All the Time?

Should My Furnace be Running All the Time?

A common question when it comes to HVAC furnace operation and efficiency is whether or not it is normal for a furnace to be running all the time. The answer to this question is no, no it should not. Living in Canada, it may seem like a furnace might need to run all winter to keep us warm, but this is not the case. If your HVAC heating unit is running non-stop, that is good indicator that there is a problem with the system. What causes a Furnace to run Constantly? There are several factors that may contribute to your HVAC heating system running 24 hours a day. Typically, when a furnace is running continually, it results in one of two outcomes: The furnace is running constantly, but never actually heats the space to the desired temperature The furnace does in fact heat your space to the correct temperature, but then it keeps running Either way, you have a problem here that should be addresses as soon as possible. Constant Usage, but Insufficient Heat With first scenario, the furnace is always running but the temperature just never reaches the intended setting. This type of problem is generally caused by one of three possibilities: The thermostat temperature has been set incorrectly There are blockages in the system There is a leak in the system Incorrect Thermostat Settings If your thermostat settings are set to automatic, then the fan should only be blowing when the thermostat is in the midst of a heating cycle. If the fan is blowing constantly, then it could mean a thermostat problem, such as: Thermostat is...
Regular Maintenance for your HVAC Heating Unit

Regular Maintenance for your HVAC Heating Unit

Taking a precautionary approach to caring for your HVAC heating unit is a highly recommended practice. As with most types of machinery, preventative maintenance is needed if you want to keep that machine performing at its optimal level. This approach benefits both you and the equipment. Try to think of it the same way you might care for your vehicle, or even your own body. Certain tasks are required on a regular basis to prevent problems from developing that might jeopardize operation. With a car you need consistent oil changes and tune ups to prevent engine seizure. With your body, you need healthy food, exercise, sleep and trips to the doctor or dentist. The same is true for your HVAC heating unit. Your furnace requires routine professional maintenance to keep it safe and efficient. The next step is to find a dependable HVAC service to provide effective maintenance and repair solutions. Where can I find a reliable HVAC heating & cooling company in the GTA? Air In Motion Heating & Cooling Air In Motion Heating & Cooling is a professional HVAC service provider that has more than 17 years of experience in furnace repair and maintenance. All HVAC technicians at Air In Motion are fully insured and certified in a variety of specialized HVAC applications. Air In Motion technicians will be able to help you with: Assessments for any required products to make sure you get the ideal equipment for your space Regularly scheduled HVAC heating and cooling system maintenance HVAC repairs HVAC furnaces HVAC air conditioners Safety, comfort, and efficiency Why do I need regular maintenance for my...
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