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HVAC 101: Awesome Cleaning Projects

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HVAC 101: Awesome Cleaning Projects

HVAC systems are important in our daily lives, yet we often forget to take care of them properly (or clean them at least). You might think that you do not have the skills to clean them on your own, but there are still some things you can do in order to keep them running smoothly.

 

Here are some of them:

 

#01. Always check your heating and air conditioning equipment before the start of a new season.

 

#02. Inspect and replace your air conditioning and furnace filters every month. There are many different types to choose from and they depend on your needs.

 

#03. Most air conditioners come with a drainage hole on the base of their cabinet, right beneath their evaporator fins. The drainage hole needs to be kept clear in order for your air conditioning unit to work efficiently.

 

#04. Keep your dehumidifier working properly by removing its housing, just make sure to let the unit dry completely. You should also vacuum every accessible crevice and surface.

 

#05. Be sure to clean your bathroom fans at least once or twice a year. To wash it, take the cover off, use soapy water and clean the dirt off the fan blades with a toothbrush. Do not forget to turn the power off when you do this.

 

#06. The flappers on your toilet should also be checked at least once or twice a year. If they are showing any signs of wear and tear, then you should have them replaced before they start leaking and wasting water.

 

#07. You should also clean all your faucet handles. Remove them and clean their insides to keep their screws from corroding. Rust removers often do the trick (use them only when necessary).

 

#08. If you have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, their batteries should be replaced twice a year. While you are at it, you should also vacuum or dust off the detectors to keep them working efficiently.

 

#09. If you have a fire extinguisher at home, make sure it is fully charged. Put it in a place where you can reach it easily and quickly.

 

#10. Your windows and doors should also be checked annually. Inspect them and if it is necessary, caulk around them. This helps keep out heat and humidity during the warmer months and cold drafts during the colder months. It will also save you money on your utility bills all year round!

 

These are just some helpful cleaning tips for some of the important parts of the home that help you live comfortably. If you have more serious HVAC concerns, then contact us today – our experts at Twintech Heating and Cooling will help you fix them!

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by Rita, Scarborough on Twintech Heating and Cooling
We were so pleased with their service

When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.

by Bob S, Pickering on Twintech Heating and Cooling
We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean!

Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job we’ve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.

by Brent L on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Very happy with the end result!

Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.

by Karen on Twintech Heating and Cooling
They stand by their products and are a pleasure to deal with!

The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didn’t seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.

by Rob on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Within a couple of hours, we had a new unit up and running!

During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.

by Linda Robinson on Twintech Heating and Cooling
I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech!

They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!

by Famcam1953 on Twintech Heating and Cooling
What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.

Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.

by DG Sellers on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors

Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.

by Bill, Pickering on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Proud to support this local company

Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.

by Taz on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean

Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.