2021 April Newsletter
Tips for keeping your vents—and your air—nice and clean.
Spring HVAC Maintenance
Now that spring is here you want to make sure your HVAC system is ready for warmer weather. A few spring maintenance tips you may want to perform include:
- Replacing your dirty filter. Changing the removable filter in each of your HVAC units helps to prevent pollen and other particles that can agitate allergies from getting into your home. You may also want to consider installing an Air Scrubber to further reduce seasonal allergies and particles in your home.
- Testing and cleaning your cooling systems. Having a maintenance check and HVAC cleaning can help to increase the efficiency of how your system runs. You can also identify and fix small issues with your HVAC system before they become expensive repairs.
- Clearing your outdoor condenser. Making sure the outdoor air conditioning condenser is free of any weeds or vegetation, and that air can move freely around the unit.
Air filters prevent allergens, dust and particles from getting into the air in your home, and when those filters are dirty, airflow can be restricted. This is especially common during the spring and summer when seasonal pollen levels are at their highest. Changing or cleaning the filter on your HVAC system will help maximize airflow, so your system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable.
Air filters will become dirty at various rates depending on how often the indoor fan operates, how dusty the indoor air is, number of pets, frequency that exterior doors open/close, etc. The best rule of thumb is to inspect your air filter(s) at least monthly and clean/replace them as necessary.
According to the Department of Energy, a plugged air filter can increase the energy consumption of your comfort system by 15%. Plugged filters can also result in costly system failures.
HHH Contributes to Clean Air
Last month Hamstra Helping Hands (HHH) volunteered to plant trees at Elvira Elementary with Tucson Clean & Beautiful. HHH is an organization of Hamstra team members dedicated to giving back to our community. Thank you Hamstra Helping Hands!
We are proud to announce that we were voted in the top 3 for the best HVAC company in the Northwest by Tucson Local Media readers. Over 40,000 votes were cast to determine the Best of the Northwest for 2021. Thank you for this recognition.
What our Customers are saying
My Mom is 89 years old. Hamstra has been taking care of us for 16 yrs. Taylor is professional and knows exactly what he is doing. Always respectful and courteous. Mom Loves Taylor! Thank you Taylor and Hamstra. Looking forward to many more years with you.
I've been a homeowner for over 40 years and never have had such a thorough and comprehensive maintenance service on an HVAC system before. Shane seemed knowledgeable, competent, professional and went out of his way to be helpful.
The installer Alex was very knowledgeable and professional. He was very helpful and patient with any and all of the questions I had. Kudos to Hamstra Heating and Cooling, Inc. for employing Alex. He is a true asset!
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