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    Last updated 2 years ago

    Here are more related links below to learn about how to find the perfect filter for your HVAC system, how to prepare your heater for the cold weather, and the benefits of heat pumps. Call Petrie’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at (931) 284-4864 for more information.

    • Find out how regular A/C maintenance can keep your air conditioner running smoothly on this page from EnergySavers.gov.
    • See how a newer and more efficient furnace can save you on your heating costs this winter on this page from EnergyStar.gov.
    • Get some tips on making sure your furnace is prepared for the heating season in this article.
    • Check out this page from HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about geothermal energy and the multiple ways it can be harnessed.
    • In an animation from ConsumerEnergyCenter.org, see how a geothermal heat pump, or ground-source pump, works.

     

    How to Change a Furnace Filter | Petrie's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Your furnace filter catches all the nasty compounds that can otherwise negatively impact the quality of your air and your health. Changing the filter regularly will help save you discomfort and will keep your furnace in good condition.

    Watch this clip to see how a typical furnace air filter is changed and why you should stay on top of changing them about once a month. The usual method involves removing the front panel of your furnace and locating the old filter, switching it out with a new one oriented in the proper direction, and replacing the panel—easy as that.

    Petrie’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can help show you how to replace your furnace air filter, and offer you high-efficiency versions that allow your furnace to work better. Call us at (931) 284-4864 to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.

     

    How To Get Your Heater Up and Running for Winter

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    Furnace maintenance will help you get your heating system ready for the colder weather. Every year, it's a good idea to have a detailed inspection performed on your furnace by an air conditioning and heating service. Because your furnace will be working hard throughout the winter, it's important to know that it be in optimal running condition before any potential problems could arise.

    • Get It Clean

    When your furnace has been inactive for several months, it will need a light cleaning as well as a thorough inspection of all of its working parts. Choose a qualified air conditioning and heating service to undertake this, so you know that your furnace will be ready to take on the cold weather. At home, you can vacuum in and around your furnace if it is located in an easily accessible closet or other space.

    • Maintain Your Furnace All Year

    Changing your furnace is air filter regularly will prevent issues with airflow and indoor air quality, while the occasional maintenance appointment will prevent problems and address any potential issues you may encounter during the heating season.

    To be better prepared, you can also contact your heating service and inquire as to what type of air filter you should use and purchase a few beforehand. Also, if you have an aging furnace, then it may be time to consider a brand-new installation of a more efficient model.

    Contact Petrie’s One Our Heating & Air Conditioning in Cookeville at (931) 284-4864 for more information on getting your furnace ready for winter. Visit us online to see what other services we have to offer.

     

    Is Sick Building Syndrome In Your Work Environment? Petrie's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (931) 284-4864

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    As efficiency increased in home improvements and manufacturing, also weatherization started to improve in homes. Homes and buildings were sealed very effectively, which peaked efficiency in heating and air conditioning but vastly reduced ventilation. Tight home syndrome (THS) is a similar too sick building syndrome, which stems from inadequate ventilation and filtration, allowing for a buildup of harmful pollutants that can make inhabitants of these buildings sick.

    Understanding Tight Home Syndrome

    Tight home syndrome is caused by inadequate ventilation and filtration. As chemical, biological, and other organic pollutants accumulate in a so-called tight home, their increasing levels cause irritation, respiratory distress, allergic reactions, and poor health.

    The allergens and other irritants that build up include mold spores, dust, chemical pollutants from outside, and volatile organic compounds, which commonly are released from household cleaners and items like paint or carpet.

    Preventing THS and Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

    You and your air conditioning service can improve your indoor air quality by reducing the impact of THS on your home. Because efficiency has improved, filtration and ventilation must improve with it. Air purifiers and high-efficiency filters can greatly boost your home’s resistance to THS-related issues, and the right periodic maintenance of your air conditioner and heating systems along with regular filter changes will keep your indoor air quality high.

    There are a few measures you can take at home to avoid contributing to pollutants in your air, like using green cleaning supplies and venting your house on cooler days by opening a few windows. Be sure to change your air filters regularly as recommended by your air conditioning service.

    Petrie’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can help your home overcome THS. Call us at (931) 284-4864 or visit us online to explore our full range of HVAC services.

     

    Petrie's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning | Related Resources

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Follow the links below to learn more about how to find the perfect filter for your HVAC system, how to prepare your heater for the cold weather, and the benefits of heat pumps. Call Petrie’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at (931) 284-4864 for more information.

    • Explore how people react to both tight homes and sick buildings in this article from MedicineNet.com.
    • Visit this page from The Washington Post for more information on maintaining your furnace’s filtration system.

     

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