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Common Mistakes Homeowners Make Regarding HVAC Problems

Apr 27, 2018
Common mistakes homeowners make regarding HVAC problems

If your HVAC system is treated right and gets regular maintenance and tune-ups, warming and cooling units will function smoothly and adequately and have a longer lifespan. Disregarding technical support/maintenance could leave you with a system that doesn’t work right—or even not at all. In this article you will read about common mistakes homeowners make regarding HVAC problems. This should customers understand the importance of contacting a professional.

Here are five of the most common mistakes homeowners make regarding HVAC problems.

1.     Failing to Change AC Filters

Each HVAC system has an air filter that needs to be cleaned and/or replaced every now and then. Based on the kind of unit that you have and its usage, you may need to change its filter. This could be as frequent as quarter-year or as unusual as once a year. Forgetting or ignoring the need to change the filter won’t just enable debris and dirt to develop. It will likewise diminish the overall performance of your HVAC system.

2.     Failing to Plan Regular Maintenance

Like other daily-use machines at home, your HVAC system works better if it is handled properly and given timely overhauls. Here are a few things a regular maintenance regime can help you with:

– Ensuring that the AC unit outside is free of particles or filth. The experts clear any sticks, leaves, and dirt to protect the fan. They hose it down when the dust starts to collect and trim back the plants when they start to cover the unit. This is a common mistake homeowners make regarding HVAC problems.

– Testing the thermostat by either raising or bringing down the temperature. This will get the system to turn on and off, responding to the levels of temperature you want and help you identify a glitch if there is any.

– Visually investigating different segments of your HVAC system such as electrical associations, spills in the condenser, blockage or green growth in deplete line/tube.

3.     Failing to Get the System Inspected/Treated

Regardless of you taking good care of your HVAC system, it may often need to be inspected. It’s a smart move to have your system reviewed and adjusted not less than once per year and immediately when you observe an unusual sign.

Experts even prescribe that whether or not you see a sign, you need to have everything of the HVAC system checked at least twice per year (once after summer and again before cold winter months set in) to make sure there are no potential problems and if there are any, they are attended beforehand.

4.     Shutting Off the Rooms or Air Vents

You’ve most likely heard individuals say that you can cut down on energy and other costs by shutting rooms you don’t utilize. That may have worked in the times of air conditioner mounted on the walls and chimney warming, yet with present day heating and ventilation systems; it really has the contrary impact. Cutting off rooms influences your system to work harder, which compels your warming and cooling expenses to rise.

5.     Jamming the Air Return Vents

Air return vents are there for a reason, and despite the fact that you dislike the look of them; you shouldn’t conceal them or cover up. This activity makes it harder for your HVAC system to function and at last, it fails.

If you have been making one or more of these mistakes, stop and seek professional help immediately to make sure there are no problems with your home’s HVAC system because of that.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan purchased Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning based on their strong reputation in the Lexington community.If you have any questions feel free to tweet @HVACClimate and we will get right back with you!
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