Many people do not anticipate costly HVAC repair bills until it is too late. However, if you are able to take a little bit of time now and then to, it may save you a lot of money in the long run.
The heating and cooling system technicians at Block Sloane Heating & Cooling offer a variety of repair and maintenance tips to help avoid these costly situations.
Clean the Condenser or Heat Pump
A clean HVAC system will reduce the risk of damage to any internal parts. Cleaning is especially important with an outdoor air conditioner or heat pump because they can get extremely dirty. It is essential that you remove all debris from the top and sides of an outdoor a/c unit or heat pump to prevent yourfrom working harder to reach the desired temperature.
Control the Thermostat
This is one of the simplest ways to keep your heating and cooling bills under control. However, if you feel like your house does not get reach the temperatures that you set it to, it could mean a faulty thermostat and result in some costly utility bills. A programmable thermostat is a great solution because it allows you to pre-programmed and adjust the settings according to your specific heating and cooling needs.
Check the Filter Often
One of the most common reasons for air conditioning and furnace repair is a dirty air filter. However, this is one of the cheapest components of your HVAC system and simplest form of HVAC maintenance that one can do to improve efficiency, as well as reduce your . It is important to change the filter as often as necessary, but it is recommended to change it at least once every three months. If you have pets, the filter may need to be changed more frequently.
Avoid Constantly Shifting Between Your Heating And Your Cooling System
Homes that are constantly going back and forth between their air conditioning unit and their furnace are putting heavy strain on their HVAC system. In addition to shortening the life of the HVAC system, this may also be leading to much higher energy bills.
Have your Furnace, Thermostat and Ductwork Inspected Regularly
Even if you do not feel that there is anything wrong with your heating or cooling system, not having it inspected for a long time could mean that you are overlooking some small repairs that could potentially become major repairs if not addressed right away. Also, a HVAC technician will know exactly what to look for when inspecting your HVAC unit.
Contact the HVAC Experts
HVAC technicians will perform a thorough inspection in order to determine if an HVAC system is not working effectively or efficiently. These professionals can diagnose faulty systems, measure the airflow, give your HVAC system a tune up, or repair any issues that could be impeding the proper operation of your system.
If your home could benefit from any of our HVAC installation and repair services, please contact our Lansing heating and cooling system contractors at (517) 485-9437. At Block Sloane Heating & Cooling, our HVAC technicians want to make sure you HVAC system is not surprising you with sudden costly repairs.