Essential HVAC Tips

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HVAC systems are used year-round, to cool your home or business in the summer and to heat in the winter.

You may not think of your system often unless it breaks or causes issues. Here are some important tips to follow to keep your home and business comfortable every day of the year.

Filters, Vents, and Ducts

Your vents and filters are an important part of the efficiency of your system.

When your vents or ducts are blocked, it can keep air from flowing through your HVAC.

Be sure to beware of furniture or boxes blocking vents. This can be simply fixed by rearranging the item blocking the area.

Your ducts can be more complicated since they are hidden within the system. Scheduling a duct cleaning every 4-5 years can help clear and trapped dust or other particles that may be affecting your system.

Air filters help ensure that the air entering and circulating your HVAC system is clean. It helps remove the presence of dust, germs, and other bacteria particles.

Filters in your system are disposable and can be easily replaced. They should be changed every 2-3 months to help ensure the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that Americans spend 70% of their lives indoors? Your indoor air quality is important to your health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels.

Multiple factors can contribute to your indoor air quality, if air filters, ducts, or vents are full of debris, air may not be able to move fluently through your HVAC.

Some side effects of poor indoor air quality include, the long and short term physical health problems, reduced productivity, and increased the speed of deterioration. Poor indoor air quality can also exacerbate symptoms for those with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues.

Consider using ventilation or indoor air quality products to keep your indoor air as clean as it can be.


It’s all about control. The type of thermostat you have and how you use it can help save money on your energy bills.

With thermostats, we can read and control the temperature with the click of a button.

Programmable thermostats monitor all of the airflows as well as any necessary refrigerants, which would allow the heating or cooling temperatures to stay at a constant state. Their benefits include:

  • Lowered costs and energy bills

  • Reliable consistent temperatures

  • Convenience

The EPA estimates that these handy units can cut energy usage up to 30 percent, averaging at least $200 a year in savings.

Ronald Smith Heating and Air knows not all thermostats work for every home, they will help find the perfect match for your lifestyle and budget.

Seeing The Signals

Air conditioning and heating systems often show signals of needing to be repaired or replaced. When they begin to show these signs, don’t wait to get it fixed, it can cause more issues and costly repairs.

Common signs your HVAC needs to be repaired or replaced include:

  • Uneven temperatures throughout your home

  • Insufficient airflow

  • Uneven humidity levels

  • Bad odors coming from your HVAC

  • Water leaks

  • Unusual noises

Having routine maintenance done on your HVAC system can lessen the chances of HVAC issues. When you notice a problem, don’t get stuck without HVAC, call Ronald Smith Heating and Air.

Ronald Smith Heating & Air, are experts within theLithia Springs, GA area and can provide top-notch HVAC services. Call us at (770) 766-9212 for all your HVAC needs!