We’re willing to bet that your home’s HVAC system is relied upon quite often throughout the year. From keeping your house toasty warm in winter to providing a nice place to cool down from the summer heat, HVAC units work hard to keep you and your family comfortable year-round. For that reason, it’s important to show them as much gratitude and TLC as possible — which means avoiding these three home heating and cooling faux pas at all costs!
- Forgetting about your filters. Clean or replace them when they get dirty — sounds simple enough right? You wouldn’t believe how many people forget! Depending on the age of your system and the kind of filters you purchase, the lifespan for each filter can vary. As a general rule, filters should be checked at least once per month. So, whatever you have to do to remember — calendar reminders, cell phone alarms, smoke signals — do it! A clean filter allows your system to work smarter, not harder, making it last even longer.
- Forgoing regular maintenance. While changing the filters is high up there on the list of HVAC maintenance priorities, it’s not the only item you should consider. Recalibrating your thermostat, cleaning out your air ducts, and having your system tuned up before each season begins is ideal. For these tasks, we suggest you call in a professional. Sure, you could putz around cleaning and tinkering, but wouldn’t you rather someone with experience tackle the task? That way, you know it’s done right, and you can be confident that any potential problems will be spotted by an HVAC pro early on.
- Failing to signal for help. “S.O.S. — my AC is blowing hot air and my vents smell funny!” No matter what warning signs your air conditioner or heating system is showing, your first instinct should always be to call your local HVAC contractor. Sure, it could be something small, but what if it’s something big? The quicker you catch a problem, the easier and more cost-effective it will be to fix it. Not to mention — we’re sure you won’t want to be caught without AC during the hot of summer, or without heat during a freezing New England winter.
When was the last time you had your HVAC system inspected by a professional? Could you use a professional opinion to help you decode some of its warning signs? If so, look no further than Tyler Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration LLC. Our experienced technicians, extensive knowledge and affordable service are what makes us #1 in HVAC services in the Fairfield County and New Haven County areas.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance, AC repair and other related services, call 203-378-4700 or contact us online today.