When your HVAC system works right, it is a great thing to have. It’s great to have warmth or cooler air when you need it. This can become a nightmare if the HVAC you have fails. These tips will help you master some very simple HVAC maintenance strategies to prevent this nightmare from occurring.
Although most people are thinking of their heating systems during the winter months, air conditioning is also important. When installing a new furnace or heating system, make sure the air ducts are also set up to work with your air condition system. Using the ducts for both heating and cooling is the most economical choice.
If you want to keep your air conditioning unit running efficiently, make sure you replace or clean the air filter once a month. Check the owner’s manual on the a/c for instructions on how to clean the filter. Never run the unit when the filter is removed and let the filter dry before reinstallling it.
If you want to save money once a new HVAC system is put in place, be sure to pick ENERGY STAR rated products to use. They are very energy efficient so your new system won’t cost you a ton when it comes to your utility bills every month, recouping some of your installation costs.
Before you hire anyone to do any work on your HVAC, be sure to get a written estimate which has itemized costs listed on it. This will ensure that comparing one contractor to another will be simple as you can see what one offers that another doesn’t, or what price they’re charging for the same items.
Now you know how to ensure your HVAC is working smoothly. Bad things can happen by failing to have your routine inspections performed. Hopefully, you’ll keep up the regular HVAC maintenance and won’t ever need to worry about this nightmare gripping you or your home.