You could be causing significant harm to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, and you might not even know it. Most homeowners aren’t certified HVAC technicians (That’s why Air Handlers OBX is standing by to take your call.), and certainly don’t mean to do any to their homes, but there are certain practices, or even a lack of certain practices that could ultimately lead to a significant repair bill… or worse.
Don’t let an HVAC explosion happen to you.
Implement certain changes today to prevent costly, dangerous damage to your HVAC system; and you’ll also prolong the life, and increase the efficiency of your furnace and air conditioner.
Don’t forget to replace your air filters.
One of, if not the most important component of your HVAC system is its furnace air filter. The furnace air filter keeps dirt, dust, pollen, animal dander and other nasty particles from collecting inside your air ducts, and your lungs. Filters should be changed or cleaned every 30 to 90 days, depending on the type fitted in your system. Neglecting to do so will reduce the amount of air that flows through, and will make your furnace work harder than it should.
Don’t forget to schedule precision tune-ups with Air Handlers OBX.
Just as you need regular check-ups, and your car needs regular service, so too does the HVAC system in your home. Even if you aren’t experiencing any trouble with your furnace or air conditioner, regular maintenance service — at least once a year — will keep it running as it should for many years to come. A certified HVAC technician will clean all of the system’s components; test for any problems; and replace worn or broken parts.
Don’t ignore problems when they occur.
This is a direct follow-up to our last point. With any luck, yearly HVAC system tune-ups will prevent problems from occurring at all, but when they do, it’s important to have them taken care of right away. Allowing an issue to persist will only cause more widespread damage, and increase your energy bill.
Don’t use your thermostat improperly.
This is an issue we at Air Handlers OBX see all the time. Many homeowners don’t actually know how to properly use their thermostat, which can result in higher operating costs and a limited HVAC system lifetime. Find a comfortable temperature at which to keep your home, and refrain from making constant adjustments. If you need help, ask your Air Handlers OBX expert HVAC technician how to properly set and run your thermostat.