I bet I could be a writer for MythBusters, handling all their stories about the misunderstandings people have about air conditioning and heating in homes. Unfortunately, they’re no longer making new episodes of the program, so you’ll have to enjoy me myth-busting all on my own. (I’m sure the appeal of having a dog on the show explain air conditioning would’ve boosted their ratings!)
Hello! It’s me, Olive, the Comfort Dog. Summer is fast approaching and that means your HVAC system will work harder to keep your home comfortable. Did you know about half of your monthly energy bill goes to heating and cooling? However, these “comfort costs” can be minimized with regular maintenance.
Think of your HVAC unit as a household appliance—an appliance that runs for a really long time, starts and stops often, and works especially hard during very hot and very cold temperatures. Seasonal wear and tear can lower efficiency and can affect operating safety.
Comfort Club Membership is a great choice to keep your system in top shape. With packages starting as low as $14 per month, you will receive two system tune-ups, once in the fall for heating and once in the spring to ensure flawless cooling. Should you need service in between those maintenance check-ups, my team at MK Russell & Abbott will see that you will receive priority status as a Comfort Club Member. For more information, call 982-5133, or fill out a Comfort Club Membership online by following this link: Comfort Club Member Agreement.
One of the benefits of having Comfort Club membership is that MK Russell & Abbott will maintain an electronic file for your system, noting any recurring areas of concern. To learn more, call (865) 982-5133 or visit www.CleanAirComfort.com.
Hi, Olive the Comfort Dog here. While professional maintenance is necessary, there’s one key thing you can do to help keep your HVAC system operating efficiently.
Replace your HVAC air filters per your manufacturer’s instructions and upon advice from your HVAC service provider. Once is month is not one-size-fits-all. Some filters need to replaced less frequently; others need to be replaced more often. Factors, such as having furry family members such as myself inside the house may mean that your filters should be changed more frequently. Individual differences in lifestyle will impact the kind of filter that you use. Some kinds of filters do their job so well that you won’t have to dust your home as often, a chore my humans sometimes complain about. Others are very effective at eliminating odors. If you are unsure what kind of filter to buy, just ask MK Russell & Abbott about the different options, or visit MK Russell & Abbott on YouTube to see a video about air filters. We’ll also show you how to change the filter when we come out for Comfort Club maintenance!
For those who want to “bone up” on why air filters make a difference, here’s the deal: a clogged air filter prevents airflow, causing pressure drops in the HVAC system, and that means that the fan motor has to work harder and that air circulation through your home suffers. In fact, clogged air filters are the most common cause of costly burnt-out HVAC systems.
Today is one of my favorite holidays, National Love Your Pet Day. It’s kind of like Valentine’s Day for your other significant others. This “unofficial” holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your faithful companions—whether they have fur, feathers or scales.
Think about the unconditional love that your pet provides.Just by having a pet in your home, you may reap health benefits which include lower blood pressure and stress relief. And if you are thinking about adding a pet to your household, I can attest that some of the finest come from the Blount County Animal Shelter, my former home.There are always plenty of shelter pets seeking a forever family.
So, give your pet a little extra attention today in honor of National Love Your Pet Day.Just because!
Hint to the guys at MK Russell & Abbott who use my image on their trucks: a box of savory treats would be appreciated.Chicken is my favorite flavor. Peanutbutter is also good, but I digress…