Servicing Your System
At Clawson Mechanical Services Inc., we believe that the best treatment is prevention. We wanted to provide you with some maintenance tips you can do to help your system run smoothly year-round. Take a look!
A dirty air filter can make your system run harder, increasing your heating and cooling costs and reducing the life of the blower motor, coils and other parts. Circulating dirty air can also aggravate allergies and those with sensitive immune systems. It’s best to inspect your air filter regularly and replace it every three months. If you have pets, you may need to replace your air filter more frequently. Luckily, we offer a filter subscription to keep you on track with ordering filters, and reminders on changing them.
Bryant’s Housewise™ thermostat can help your system run more efficiently. Using occupancy sensing capabilities, the thermostat can select comfort or energy-efficient system settings. The Housewise thermostat can save homeowners an average of 20 percent on their annual heating and cooling energy costs.* You can check out our thermostats and controls by clicking the button below.
*Based on a 2012 third party study comparing the Bryant Housewise technology to the estimated cost of a non-programmable thermostat set at 72° at all times.
With a maintenance agreement, you will receive semi-annual system inspections and cleanings, to identify minor issues before they turn into big problems, and prolong the life of your units. Check out more details on our Maintenance Agreement page.
Set ceiling fans to spin in the right direction. Ceiling fans can help your system with air distribution. During the summer, set fans to turn counterclockwise, creating a downdraft that makes you feel cooler. During the winter, set fans to turn clockwise, creating an updraft which forces down warm air near the ceiling.
Remove debris from around your outdoor unit. Leaves, grass clippings and debris can build up on the outside of your outdoor air conditioner or heat pump, reducing airflow. While your Bryant dealer will clean it as part of your spring inspection and tune-up, keeping the area around it free of debris will aid in keeping it clean. You should also trim back any shrubs or plants near the unit to provide a two-foot clearance, which maximizes airflow to and from the air conditioner or heat pump.
Keep 80% of your home's vents open. To run properly, your HVAC system needs a good supply of air circulation. If you close off more than 20 percent of your home’s registers, it can put too much strain on the system. If you feel the air flow in your home isn’t right, give us a call for additional comfort solutions.