Most people take their heating system for granted, at least until something goes wrong with it. If you understand how your HVAC system works, there are some tasks you can do yourself without needing to call a professional. Here are the basic components of your heating system.
Most homes in North America are heated by a central furnace, using either electricity or natural gas to heat the air. In a gas furnace, the gas is combusted, which causes a metal heat exchanger to grow hot. The air above the heat exchanger gets hot and a furnace fan blows this air into your ductwork. In an electric furnace, coils get heated, but the same principles apply.
If something goes wrong with your furnace and you need help in Las Vegas, Mastermind Mechanical LLC stands ready to provide assistance. We have been in business for over 15 years.
Your home has ductwork, located in the crawlspace, basement or attic. Hot air blows through the ducts and comes out through various registers. This results in your entire home being heated unless you have closed some registers or they are blocked.
Central furnaces are connected to a thermostat in your home. The thermostat monitors the temperature of air in your home. Once the temperature has dropped below where you set it, it will send a signal to the furnace telling it to turn on. The thermostat signals the furnace when the right temperature has been reached.
Your home has a return air register. Cooler air enters this register and returns to the furnace, where it is once again heated and sent into your home.
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A new year is on the horizon. As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to make plans for a brighter future. This includes taking actions that increase your home’s comfort. Here are five resolutions that will make your home more comfortable in 2020.
1. Schedule Maintenance Services
Heating systems can break down unexpectedly. In fact, this is especially true if your system is old. Prevent unexpected emergencies by scheduling yearly maintenance services with Mastermind Mechanical LLC. Our skilled technicians can inspect, clean and repair your heating system.
2. Change Your Air Filters
Dirty air filters prevent your heating system from efficiently heating your home. Check your air filters to see if they’re dirty. Plan to replace your air filters every 60 days.
3. Get a New Heating System
Like all appliances, your heating system has a limited life span of up to 15 years. If your heating system is old, it’s time to consider your replacement options. A new heating system from Mastermind Mechanical LLC requires less energy to operate than an older one.
4. Install a Smart Thermostat
How would you like to control your heating system’s settings from a remote location? With a smart thermostat, you can adjust your thermostat using your mobile device. Installing a smart thermostat can save energy. It can reduce your home’s heating costs.
5. Inspect Your Home’s Insulation
If your rooms aren’t properly insulated, cold air can enter your home. Inspect the insulation in your attic. Most insulation can last up to 15 years. Replace worn-out insulation that isn’t keeping your home warm.
Interested in heating and cooling services for your home? Count on our expert technicians at Mastermind Mechanical LLC. Our services include heating and air conditioning maintenance, installation and service. We offer upfront pricing and 24/7 emergency repair services. Call Mastermind Mechanical LLC in Las Vegas to book a service appointment. We’re here to help with any of your heating or cooling needs.