Author: Ted Mumma

How Taking Care of Your Lawn Matters for Your HVAC Unit

Keeping your yard as clean as possible isn’t just about aesthetics. Observing proper lawn maintenance can also affect the overall condition of your home. For instance, trimming back the overhanging branches of trees surrounding your property helps protect your gutters from getting clogged. This also ensures your roof doesn’t collect leaves.

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The way you take care of your lawn can also have an impact on your HVAC unit’s performance. Local AC and heater repair contractor Air Comfort Inc. discusses more below.

Continuous Air Intake

Outdoor HVAC units need to have proper air circulation so that the indoor air remains cool. By keeping your yard in good condition, you ensure the continuous air intake of the unit, allowing it to properly cool the air in your home  AC and boiler repair pros recommend keeping the outdoor unit clear of any obstructions that might compromise its ability to circulate air. Make sure your lawn is cut and trimmed to prevent foliage from growing near or toward the outdoor unit. In the fall, remove any debris that may collect around the unit like leaves, twigs and other organic matter. Otherwise a large piece of debris could get lodged in the unit’s fan, causing it to stop spinning and the unit to stop working.

Observing Shifting Concrete

Yard care also involves keeping an eye out for any changes in the concrete surrounding your home. Outdoor HVAC units are installed on concrete slabs, and you must see to it that it doesn’t show cracks or signs of shifting or tilting.T hese forms of damage can occur because of inadequate yard maintenance, as well as improper watering. If any of these signs appear, you/re looking at irreversible damage to your unit, necessitating an immediate replacement. 

Call a concrete expert to have the slab repaired to protect the outdoor unit from further damage. 

Meanwhile, ensure your HVAC unit’s health and performance by having it inspected and maintained periodically. For this, turn to local certified technician at Air Comfort Inc. We’re the leading contractor for residential heating and cooling needs, as well as commercial HVAC control systems. Give us a call at (330) 434-8107 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Kent, OH, and surrounding areas.


What Are the Best Ways to Heat a Garage?

Heating a garage is very common for homeowners who use this space for workshops, hobbies, projects, or extra living space. Of course, there are both pros and cons of heating a garage. But with the number of options available, finding the best ways to heat a garage for your specific application involves a little research and a lot of factoring in the details of your situation. Your boiler repair experts share a few basic things you might want to consider when heating a garage. Continue reading “What Are the Best Ways to Heat a Garage?”

How to Recognize and Avoid Common Residential HVAC Scams

Heating and cooling is undeniably important to homes and homeowners everywhere. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous contractors out there that capitalize off this fact. In this article, HVAC control systems specialist Air Comfort, Inc. talks about the most common HVAC scams and shares how homeowners can avoid falling victim to these fraudulent schemes. Continue reading “How to Recognize and Avoid Common Residential HVAC Scams”

When to Schedule & How to Prepare for an HVAC Service Visit

Your HVAC system works day in and day out to keep your home comfortable all year ’round. Needless to say, keeping your HVAC unit in optimal condition should be a top priority if you want to ensure everyday comfort in your home. When your heating or cooling units start to malfunction or begin to show signs of inefficiency, it’s time to call your go-to HVAC control systems specialist. Better yet, it’s time to schedule regular maintenance appointments to prevent major HVAC issues from happening in the first place. Continue reading “When to Schedule & How to Prepare for an HVAC Service Visit”

How to Achieve a Well-Maintained, Winter-Ready Furnace in Your Home

One of the most important things you need to prioritize doing before winter arrives is making sure that your furnace will be able to do its job during the colder months ahead. Preparation is key in many situations, and maintaining a warm home throughout the winter is no exception. Here are a few things that are essential to keeping your furnace up and running at all times, from heater repair and installation expert Air Comfort, Inc.