Synergy Home’s Fall 2020 Tips

September 4, 2020

A new season brings changing temperatures, humidity, and allergens, which affect your home in different ways. Keep your family safe, and your home in sync, with a few simple steps.

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We recommend replacing your air filters every quarter, as it’s the easiest way to maintain healthy air quality, keep your energy costs down, and extend the life of your HVAC unit.

With the cooler weather, we will turn our heating system on for the first time in months – this can stir up dormant air pollutants, impacting air quality. Running the heat also pulls humidity from the air. To ensure maximum safety and efficiency of your home, include these three steps in your ‘prep-for-fall’ routine:

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#1: Clean your dryer vent

Over time, lint collects and backs up. For non-smoking households, this is the #1 cause of house fires. Clean out your dryer vent to keep your home and family safe.

Not sure how to do this? No problem! We’ve created a video with step-by-step instructions.  

#2: Complete Annual Heating System Maintenance

Annual maintenance can help keep your system running properly and efficiently, reducing the chance of breakdowns and saving you money. Have a licensed technician:

  • Inspect/clean furnace burners, flame sensor & igniter 
  • Inspect heat exchanger and confirm temperatures in supply and return vents
  • Inspect/clean coils, checking for cracks in the unit

Join My Synergy Home’s InSync Club to get a heating maintenance in the fall and a cooling maintenance in the spring for only $189 annually. Priority scheduling available – find a time that works for you!

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#3: Drain and Flush Water Heater

Central Kentucky has hard water, with high levels of limestone and calcium. This can lead to sediment build up in your water heater, reducing efficiency and potentially causing a safety hazard. By flushing your water heater, you can eliminate this harmful sediment.

For step-by-step instructions, check out this video.

Get a Jump Start on Winter Prep

Have you had your chimney swept recently?

Last year, there were over 25,000 chimney fires in the US, resulting in 30 deaths, and over $125 million in property damage.

We recommend Barnhill Chimney Sweep for any of your chimney needs. Local, family-owned, and CSIA-certified – call 859-219-8736 to schedule an appointment.

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