Winter Home Prep Lewisville

How to Prep Your Lewisville Home for Winter

Preparing your home for winter is important part of making sure that you and your loved ones stay comfortable throughout the colder season. A lot of Lewisville homeowners focus on tasks like weather-stripping, but there are a few more things you should take care of around your home before winter sets in.

Important Steps to Prep for Winter

Below we’ve listed several fundamental, home-related tasks that you need to tackle this fall if you want to keep your home warm and cozy all winter long.

Winter Home Prep Lewisville

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Staying Comfortable This Fall

4 Home Tips for Staying Comfortable This Fall

Fall is finally here. That means fun festive activities, food, family, and cooler temperatures. While you may be looking for any opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Lewisville, you also need to make sure that you stay comfortable when you’re at home. Below, we’ve put together some of our top tips for keeping your home comfortable this fall:

  1. Get a pre-winter HVAC tune-up.

Routine HVAC system maintenance is vital for keeping your heating and cooling equipment working properly and efficiently throughout the year. Fall is the perfect time for an HVAC tune-up as it’s just before the winter temperatures arrive. When an Advent HVAC technician arrives at your home for your fall maintenance visit, they will clean your system and check for any malfunctioning or worn parts. By taking care of these issues sooner rather than later, you can improve your system’s efficiency and prevent bigger repair issues.

  1. Change your air filter regularly.

It’s important to keep up with your air filter replacement throughout the year, but it’s especially important as you start to use your HVAC system more often in the fall. It’s recommended that you check your air filter once a month and replace the filter when it becomes clogged or dirty. Dirty air filters can restrict air flow and make your HVAC system work harder than it should to keep your home comfortable. Changing your air filter regularly helps you maintain a healthy indoor air quality while keeping your system running efficiently.

  1. Invest in a programmable thermostat.

A programmable or smart thermostat can help you improve your home comfort year-round while also helping you save energy and decrease your HVAC costs. A programmable thermostat allows you to automatically adjust the temperature during certain times of the day so that you are using less energy when no one is in the home but keeping your home comfortable when it’s occupied. The small initial investment for a new thermostat will pay itself back over time as you start to save money on your energy bills from improving efficiency.

  1. Set ceiling fans at lowest speed and reverse rotation.

As winter approaches and brings with it cooler temperatures, you will want to run your ceiling fans on their lowest speed. In addition, you will want to reverse the rotation of the fan blades. Heat rises, and reversing your ceiling fans helps to push the warmer air down from the ceiling without generating a cooling breeze. To do this, you’ll want to turn the fan off and locate the switch on the fan that reverses the rotation.

Keeping Comfortable in Lewisville, TX

Are you having a hard time staying comfortable this fall? Your HVAC system may be to blame. If you are having issues keeping your home comfortable or you find that your heating and cooling system aren’t as efficient as they used to be, it may be time to upgrade to a newer, more efficient HVAC system. If your system is running fine, you’ll want to make sure that you schedule a routine fall HVAC tune-up to ensure that your equipment is clean and running smoothly year-round. To find out more about your HVAC options, give us a call today: (469) 240-5456.

Advent Earns BBB Ethics Award

Advent Air Earns Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics

Advent Air Conditioning, Inc. is proud to announce that they have earned the 2017 Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics. According to the BBB, this program honors companies that demonstrate “best practices, leadership, social responsibility, and high standards of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities.” Below, we’ll provide a little more information on what this award means in the HVAC industry and how Advent works to fulfill its dedication to core ethical principles each day.

Ethics in the HVAC Industry

Mike Douglas, founder of Advent Air Conditioning, was recently interviewed by Jim Dutton of the Texas Home Improvement radio show about this award and what it means for the industry. Dutton starts the interview by bringing attention to the fact that it is difficult to be recognized for ethics in an industry that has a reputation for dishonest contractors.

“Unfortunately, we are in an industry that does have a bad reputation. And unfortunately, in a lot of cases, rightfully so… there are people doing air conditioning replacements without getting permits, without being licensed, bonded, or insured. Even if the job does get done and people think they’re saving money, the design, installation, and start-up ends up being a nightmare for everybody,” says Douglas.

He continues, “And it does give our industry a bad name, but the reality is there’s a lot of companies that do the right thing – they are licensed, bonded, insured and do the engineering and training – but we are in an industry where what gets publicized in the news is not the people doing the right thing and trying to service customers properly. It’s the ones that are out there being deceitful and ripping people off [that make the news].”

Douglas then urges homeowners to do their research on a contractor before they sign any paperwork or hand over their credit card. It’s important that homeowners work with contractors, HVAC or otherwise, that are ethical in their practices and work to provide honest and quality service to their customers.

Here is the interview in full where you can hear what Mike has to say about Advent winning the award and what it means to be ethical in the HVAC industry:

Advent Air Conditioning’s Focus on Ethical Practices

The entire Advent team is proud of all the work they have been doing to uphold high ethical standards since they first opened their doors in 1981. Operating under their three core principles of Quality, Honesty, and Integrity, the Advent Air Conditioning team focuses on providing quality products and services to their customers. Not only do they pride themselves on offering the highest quality HVAC equipment on the market today, but they also provide customers with an honest assessment of their HVAC needs and friendly service from NATE-certified technicians.

Advent Air Conditioning earning this important ethics award from the Better Business Bureau is a testament to how the HVAC company continues to set themselves apart from other contractors in the industry by doing the right thing and taking excellent care of their customers.

For more information about Advent Air or their winning of this BBB Ethics award, contact the company here.