Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Reduce the Static Pressure in Your HVAC System – A Simple Change to Save You Money

When your Omaha, Nebraska home’s furnace isn’t working as well as it could, it’s costing you extra money to run it. Because of this, Getzschman Heating and Cooling recommends checking the health of your furnace. Every heating and air conditioning system has a rated blood pressure or static pressure. When a furnace exceeds the rated pressure, several things can happen—efficiency goes downhill, comfort diminishes, and wear and tear against your system increases. Luckily, you can take steps to correct the situation by decreasing the amount of pressure against the blower so that the system operates more efficiently and quieter. It will also last longer.

Is Your Furnace Using the Correct Filter?
The single biggest thing you, as the homeowner, can do is to have the right filter for your furnace. Consider a standard 1” wide filter that you see at the stores. If you put a pressure gauge on each side, you’ll see this filter causes a .28 pressure drop, which is over half of the furnace’s rated blood pressure. So now the total system blood pressure is .64 instead of .5, which is the factory recommended settings.

The Right Filter for Your Furnace Will Meet Factory Recommended Settings
But now consider a 4” wide filter. You would think that the bigger filter would cause a big blood pressure increase or a greater drop. But the filter pressure drop is .07 which is quite a bit below that of the 1” filter. The pressure dropped below where the rated pressure should be, which is fantastic. We should be at .5 per factory settings, but thanks to the filter, we’re at .46. This is great!

Changing Your Furnace Filters with Getzschman Heating Brings You Benefits
By having Getzschman change your airflow-restricted filter into a more airflow friendly filter, you’ll realize the following benefits: increased efficiency, better comfort, longer life of your system and increased capacity. When the system is working better and you’re extending its life, you’re saving yourself money.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment so you can maximize your system, call Getzschman today at 554-1110. It’s a quick and easy adjustment to make room for the wider filter. We’d be happy to assist you.

Facebook Contest Winner Chooses Duct Cleaning or Humidifier Installation

Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning would like to congratulate Katie Anderson Owen for winning the Adorable Pet Contest! Katie submitted her photo and her friends helped vote her to the top. Thanks to all the contestants from all around the Omaha area and their adorable pets for entering and playing. We like to keep our Facebook page fun and exciting and it wouldn’t be possible without your participation. Katie won her choice of a duct cleaning or humidifier installation!

Our duct cleaning services will remove dust, dirt, pet hair, dander, dust mites and more from her air ducts making the air in her home cleaner and healthier. Since we spend 60-90% of our time indoors, that’s important. A cleaner system will also run more efficiently saving her money on utility bills. There will even be less dust to settle on her furniture.

A humidifier will put moisture back in the air in her home. Lack of moisture can cause nose bleeds, dry itchy skin, sore throats, cracked lips and more. It can even cause wood floors and furniture to dry and split. Installing a humidifier will also reduce that annoying static shock. No matter which one she chooses, she’ll be breathing easier at home!

If you need duct cleaning or a humidifier installed in your Omaha area home, give us a call and we’ll give you a free estimate. Congratulations again, Katie! Thanks for liking us, playing with us, and enjoying our Facebook page. Look for more fun contests in the future!