Get Your home Ready For Spring!

  • By Tyson Moyer
  • 15 Mar, 2016

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Lee's Summit/Blue Springs Heating and Cooling, Summer, Hot, Air Conditioning

Get Your Home’s Heating and Cooling System Ready for Spring

Spring in Lee’s Summit means that temperatures can shift rapidly — and randomly. One day, you’re huddled in your parka, and the next you’re breaking out your shorts. This is also a time when you might need your home’s heating unit one day and the air conditioning unit the next. There are several things you can do to maximize your comfort within your home while making sure that you get maximum life and value out of the HVAC system during this period of transition.

How do I keep my heating system running?

If your home’s heating system seems to be struggling against the last of winter’s chill, there are ways to help it push through the last of winter while you prepare for the next winter to come. You should check and if necessary change your furnace filter. A dirty filter makes your furnace work harder to keep your home warm, wasting your money and compromising efficiency. This is also a great time to check the batteries in your thermostat. Low batteries or battery failure in the thermostat can lead to problems with both your heating and cooling system.

Keeping Cool As Spring Heats Up

As the days heat up, you may find yourself flipping on the air conditioning system for the first time since last summer. This is also a likely time for you to discover problems with the system. Is the system blowing hot air? Making strange noises? If you need to repair or replace the cooling unit, this is a perfect time, before the heat of summer becomes intense. When replacing the cooling unit, remember that the unit should be the right size for your room. An oversized unit can cool your home too rapidly and lead to discomfort. And undersized unit won’t have the power to cool efficiently. You should also look for Energy Star Labels, which indicate that a cooling unit exceeds minimum government standards for efficiency by at least 10%.

This is the perfect time to give us a call and have us come take a look at your Lee’s Summit home’s HVAC system to help prevent expensive surprise repairs and make sure that you start off spring in comfort. Call us at (816) 875-9314
1050 SE Century Drive
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Lee's Summit: (816) 875-9314
Blue Springs: (816) 655-2096

By Tyson Moyer 15 Mar, 2016

Get Your Home’s Heating and Cooling System Ready for Spring

Spring in Lee’s Summit means that temperatures can shift rapidly — and randomly. One day, you’re huddled in your parka, and the next you’re breaking out your shorts. This is also a time when you might need your home’s heating unit one day and the air conditioning unit the next. There are several things you can do to maximize your comfort within your home while making sure that you get maximum life and value out of the HVAC system during this period of transition.

How do I keep my heating system running?

If your home’s heating system seems to be struggling against the last of winter’s chill, there are ways to help it push through the last of winter while you prepare for the next winter to come. You should check and if necessary change your furnace filter. A dirty filter makes your furnace work harder to keep your home warm, wasting your money and compromising efficiency. This is also a great time to check the batteries in your thermostat. Low batteries or battery failure in the thermostat can lead to problems with both your heating and cooling system.

Keeping Cool As Spring Heats Up

As the days heat up, you may find yourself flipping on the air conditioning system for the first time since last summer. This is also a likely time for you to discover problems with the system. Is the system blowing hot air? Making strange noises? If you need to repair or replace the cooling unit, this is a perfect time, before the heat of summer becomes intense. When replacing the cooling unit, remember that the unit should be the right size for your room. An oversized unit can cool your home too rapidly and lead to discomfort. And undersized unit won’t have the power to cool efficiently. You should also look for Energy Star Labels, which indicate that a cooling unit exceeds minimum government standards for efficiency by at least 10%.

This is the perfect time to give us a call and have us come take a look at your Lee’s Summit home’s HVAC system to help prevent expensive surprise repairs and make sure that you start off spring in comfort. Call us at (816) 875-9314
1050 SE Century Drive
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Lee's Summit: (816) 875-9314
Blue Springs: (816) 655-2096

By Tyson Moyer 15 Mar, 2016

Even though it’s warm today, it’s still February in the Midwest. We’re no stranger to winter. Cold days mean that you’ll be using your furnace. You love the warmth it provides, but you might take your home’s heating system for granted. You might not even know how it works. If that’s the case, you’re in luck. Lee’s Summit Heating and Cooling is here to give you an inside look at what heats your home.

Radiant Heat

Water transports heat in radiant heating systems. It carries just as much heat as air-filled ducts and fits between studs and joitss. Pipes carry water heated to 120-180 degrees Fahrenheit. The water is circulated through baseboard convectors that pulls air through the unit’s base and releases through the top. Newer systems use plastic tubing that’s routed in a serpentine pattern.

Forced Hot Air

Forced hot air systems do exactly what the name implies: force hot air through ducts to every room in your house. These systems need to be completely sealed to make sure air doesn’t leak out and cost you a fortune in lost energy.

Condensing Boiler or Furnace

A small but growing number of American homes have condensing boilers or furnaces. The advantage to these are that both are more than 90 percent efficient. In these appliances, flue gas condenses in a secondary heat exchanger, releasing usable energy. The flue gas and condensate are routed to the outdoors via plastic pipe. The equipment becomes more efficient by using unheated outdoor air for combustion, rather than conditioned indoor air.

Contact Us Today

Lee’s Summit Heating and Cooling is your Kansas City area source for expert heating and cooling services. For more information on heating systems, call us at (816) 875-9314 today.

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