Fall is the time for a furnace tune-up advises Century AC, exclusive distributor of Ruud air conditioning and heating equipment in the Houston and Lufkin markets. Systems will operate more efficiently and minor problems can be detected before they become expensive repairs.
The burning smell that invades homes every year when consumers first turn on their furnace is an accumulation of dirt and dust on the furnace heat-exchanger.
“A simple checkup will verify that your furnace is operating safely, and will remove the dust and dirt that has accumulated allowing your family to breathe cleaner air,” says Renata Kingsbury of Century AC. “A clean system also operates more efficiently and saves you money on your electrical bill. In addition to a preseason checkup, changing your filters every month will keep your system operating at maximum efficiency.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 17% of all home fires reported in 2008 were caused by faulty heating equipment. A checkup of the heating system can safeguard against unnecessary threats, and bring peace of mind.
Electric heating systems should also be serviced to prevent equipment failure and reduce the threat of fire.
Consumers with all electric homes not utilizing a heat pump who find that their electricity bill runs higher in the winter might consider a Ruud heat pump system for their home. A heat pump removes the heat from the outside air and releases it into the home instead of relying on old-fashioned resistance heat strips to heat the air inside the home. A Ruud heat pump can be up to 3 times more efficient with potential energy savings of 66%.
“My home in Fort Bend County is all electric and this leads to high heating costs in the winter,” said Bernie Morgan. “I currently have a 14 SEER split A/C system, but I’m really looking forward to installing the Ruud UPRL 16 SEER heat pump system this fall. Even though the SEER rating is only 2 points higher, I know I will save a lot of money because the system operates differently than a traditional air conditioner. When my contractor explained how it works, the decision was a simple one.”
Now is the best time to get heating systems professionally checked by visiting www.ruudtexas.com or calling a local dealer and asking for a pre-season discount on a furnace tune-up.
About Century AC
Century is the exclusive distributor of Ruud products in Houston and the surrounding areas and would be happy to recommend one of their highly-skilled contractors to any homeowner who is considering an air conditioning upgrade. You can rely on a Ruud contractor for an honest and professional opinion on the best heating and cooling solutions for your home.