Preventative Maintenance For Your Heating and Cooling System

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  • 15 Feb, 2016

Check out our preventative maintenance tips for your heating and cooling systems:

During the cold January weather, a strong heating system is a must for your home or business. While many people wait for something to go wrong, it's best to have your HVAC system regularly maintained. Preventative maintenance keeps your heating and air conditioning equipment running as efficiently as possible. After all, heating and cooling maintenance isn't expensive compared to what you might need to spend if your system stops working.


Check out our preventative maintenance tips for your heating and cooling systems:

When to Service:
Your heating system runs endlessly in winter and your air conditioning unit works tirelessly in summer. To ensure your system is working properly, we recommend getting your HVAC cleaned and serviced twice a year – before summer and before winter. This will bring a circulation of fresh air before the busy seasons.

What to Check For:
Like most mechanical equipment, parts of your heating and cooling system need certain upkeep to work properly. When inspecting your air conditioning system, check the filters for dirt and soot. If a dirty filter is not cleaned or changed, your HVAC might run less efficiently. Some other important parts to inspect and replace include condenser coils, drive belts, electrical relays, contractors, lubricants and fluids.

Why Is Maintenance Important:
Maintenance in your HVAC system means improved performance, improved air quality, extended life and energy efficiency. Without regular maintenance, you would not find broken, worn, or dirty parts that have negative effect on air quality.

Seek Professional Advice:
The first place to turn when you have questions about your HVAC system is Blue Flame Heating & Air Conditioning. Whether you need service at your home or business, we can help. With over 20 years of experience, our professional team can provide you with all of your preventative maintenance needs.



To learn more about the preventative maintenance service available at Blue Flame Heating & Air Conditioning, browse our  website  or call 509-536-0186.

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By Blue Flame Heating & AC 18 May, 2017

The first step in any job is always the most crucial for long term success. That’s why knowing the intricacies of both heating and air conditioning systems and how they should both be installed is crucial for a successful performance. Luckily, HVAC and heating professionals are experts and can adapt to any environment or home orientation to make sure your heating and air conditioning systems work seamlessly.

Here is some quick insight on how you know the time is right for a new heating and air conditioning system, and what to expect from the process.

Heating Systems:

A replacement heating system may be required if your existing furnace or boiler is over 15 years old, is not properly running, or is costing you more to maintain it that to just replace it. Another sign that a new heating system may be needed is if the temperature is inconsistent in different homes throughout your home.

If you are noticing one or more of these signs, Blue Flame can help you with the installation process of your new heating system. Our expertly trained technicians will go through a series of steps to properly install your heating system. After your old furnace is removed, we take detailed steps to make sure your new system is properly installed, and that you are properly informed on how it can best function.

The cost of replacing your existing heating system is truly dependent on the needs of your home. No two homes are alike, and our team is happy to work with you to find a customized and affordable solution for your house during our initial free consultation.

Air Conditioning Systems:

According to  Energy Star , air conditioners have a slightly shorter shelf life than a heating system or your home’s furnace, and should be replaced every 10 years or so. Other signs for a replacement system is if your home has excessive dust or if the sound of your system running is louder than usual.

That’s when you know it’s time to call Blue Flame for your brand new air conditioning system. During the installation process, we ensure that our systems provide the very best in air quality for you and your family. This happens through our whole-home air filtration process, the installation of our unique purification systems, and top-quality carbon monoxide detectors. We may also repair any damaged air ducts during our installation, depending on the status of the system we are replacing.

Just as when we install a new heating system, one solution does not necessarily work for all homes. That’s why we are happy to schedule a free consultation with you to determine what system works best for you, all at a price you can afford.

Let your friends and experts at Blue Flame Heating and Air Conditioning conduct the symphony that is your home heating and air system. Call us today at 509-536-1086, or  click here  to request a free quote!


By Blue Flame Heating & AC 14 Apr, 2017
"Thank you very much for eradicating our skunk problem!

When a spotted skunk found its way into our heating ducts, the worst happened: he was electrocuted on the furnace heating coils and the odors of burnt animal fur and skunk smell were efficiently distributed throughout our 2500 square foot home via our central heating system. It was terrible! The odor was so strong you could smell it outside the house. My husband and I and our two teenage sons all experienced nausea and headaches.

Your service technician was our hero. He crawled under the house, disassembled the heater, and removed the skunk. He then recommended we install an Air Scrubber Plus into our ventilation systems. I was skeptical that a small box installed into our ducting would solve the odor problems. Our clothes, our bedding, the furniture - everything smelled like skunk! Desperate for a solution, I scheduled the installation.

The change was nothing short of remarkable. After 24 hours the smell had dramatically dissipated. Perhaps my burnt sinuses could no longer identify anything at all? A friend stopped by and said it was noticeably improved. Three days after the installation my sons had friends over to the house and, even when given the whole story of what happened, no one could smell anything!

I didn't have to launder all our clothing and linens. Draperies didn't need to come down, furniture didn't need to be cleaned. Our coats hang on wall pegs over an air vent and all the linings had smelled especially bad. They're now perfectly fine and I did nothing but let them continue to hang on the pegs. In an upstairs bathroom I noticed clumps of hair in the air vent. I pulled a ball of skunk hair out but there was no odor.

The recommended product works. The Air in our home is now fresh and clean."

Thank you!
Katrina
By Blue Flame Heating & AC 10 Mar, 2017

The average American family washes  300-400 loads of laundry  annually. Laundry detergent purchases throughout the year may not be the highest of a family’s bills, but this common product can have unintended costs. Overuse of detergent can cause  worn machines and faded clothing  as well as  harmful environmental effects .  How about considering a sustainable solution?

The Laundry Pro offers a option for clean clothing without the chemicals. Utilizing the same revolutionary ActivePure Technology developed by NASA and found in the AirScrubber Plus , the Laundry Pro uses activated oxygen to remove dirt and prevent bacteria growth.
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In order for your home’s central HVAC system to function properly, each and every component has to be working accurately. Sounds like common sense, right? Although that statement may seem obvious, one aspect of an HVAC system that we at Blue Flame often see go unattended is the air filters. Air filters not only protect your family from damaging pollen and dust, but they also act as a barrier for larger objects, such as loose insulation, from penetrating your home and causing damage.

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If you suffer from environmental allergies, you probably look forward to the first freeze to kill the outdoor allergens that have been making you miserable for the past several months. While cold weather can mean a decline in environmental allergies, coming indoors for the fall and winter can cause a host of other issues for allergy sufferers.

Closing up your home and starting your furnace can actually cause allergies to get even worse during the fall and winter. Proper maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial to help keep allergies at bay and improve your indoor air quality.  Here are a few things to consider:

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