TIPS FOR YOUR NEW HOME
You may be able to troubleshoot your problem before calling for help
If you are having issues with your new Home Comfort System, here are a few things to check yourself before calling us:
1. Check your breakers to make sure your Home Comfort System has power
2. Make sure your thermostat is set for cooling/heating and turned on
3. Check your air filters and make sure they are clean. Your filters may appear to be clean, but if you have a tabletop humidifier, the minerals from the water inside the humidifier has been known to plug up the filters in as little as one week. And if your filters are white, these minerals are visually undetectable.
IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE STEPS ABOVE AND YOUR SYSTEM IS STILL NOT COOLING OR HEATING YOUR HOME, PLEASE CALL US AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT..
AIR BALANCING YOUR NEW HOME
Air balancing is part of homeowner maintenance and should be performed at the beginning of each season. If you feel like your Home Comfort System is not keeping you comfortable or notice an increase to your utility bill, then air balancing your home may be a solution.
Test your temperatures at the same time each day and wait 24 hours after making adjustments to allow your system time to redistribute the air throughout your home.
We take your comfort seriously. If you run into air balancing issues that you cannot address using the tips we have provided, please feel free to call us for assistance. We would be happy to come out and assist you with air balancing your home. Please note that there may be a fee for help with air balancing and/or vent flowing.
Set your thermostat to a temperature of between 76-78 degrees and let it run for at least 24 hours. This setting will allow you to feel slight changes in temperature so you will know when adjustments are necessary. Note what time of day you are experiencing hot and cold spots, if any.
In the areas that are too warm, check the ceiling and wall vents to make sure they are wide open.
In the areas that are too cool, slowly adjust the ceiling and wall vents to restrict the airflow. Adjusting the vents for less airflow will also help to redistribute the cooler air into warmer areas of your home.
After 24 hours of letting your system run, recheck the areas that you were experiencing hot and cold spots. Make sure you check them at the same time of day you were initially feeling the hot and cold spots.
If the rooms are still warm, continue adjusting the vents in small increments in the areas which are cooler. Repeat the process until you have reached your desired temperature in all rooms.
This is not a one step process. You may have to make 4-5 adjustments to get the temperature points where you would like them to be.
Check to make sure all major leaks to the outside are taken care of. Faulty door and window seals can cause cold drafts.
While heating your home, keep in mind that heat rises and that extra heat provided through the vents upstairs isn't always necessary. In fact, it may result in making rooms hotter than you intended. To redistribute the air back downstairs where the heat is needed, adjust the vents upstairs /in warmer rooms by closing them incrementally.
Perform the same procedure listed above to air balance your home by setting your thermostat to 70-72 degrees, letting it run for at least 24 hours, rechecking hot and cold spots, and making adjustments as needed.
Need more help?
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