Nothing is more terrible than discovering your HVAC system isn’t working. Whether the dead of winter or the middle of a sweltering summer, not having a comfortable temperature in your home can be a nightmare. Thankfully there are some things you can do and signs to watch out for that will alert you that it’s time to give your unit some attention.
Perhaps the easiest way to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly is with regular scheduled maintenance. A yearly cleaning schedule that includes changing filters and a thorough cleaning and inspection will put your mind at ease. Schedule maintenance just before the summer heat begins. An expert can:
- Clean and inspect coils
- Replace filters
- Adjust or replace fan belts
- Lubricate motor
- Clean blowers and fans
Your Bills are Extra High
You get a huge electric bill and about fall over. Not to worry, there are many steps you can take to reduce your bill. If your unit is 10 to 15 years old it could be time to replace it. Otherwise consider replacing insulation, having ducts cleaned, having your thermostat checked, or try one of the following quick remedies:
- Run ceiling fans to circulate cold or hot air
- Install awnings or new curtains
- Check seals on windows and doors
- Install a programmable thermostat
- Inspect controls
- Check refrigerant and pressure
Hearing Strange Noises?
If you’re hearing loud bangs, or your unit is serenading the entire neighborhood every time it comes on, there could be mechanical issues with your equipment. It could also be that the HVAC system is too small to heat or cool your home. An expert opinion can solve your issues.
In any case, it’s smart property management to prevent issues before they occur. The reality is that most of us are too busy to remember to schedule maintenance. If you find that your unit is just not working as it should, you can call the professionals for HVAC installation and repair. Choose a company with a good reputation, that is on call, and will show up quickly to provide your service with an up front, affordable quote.
There’s no need to fret if you can’t correct an issue on your own. Most times whatever is ailing your unit can be taken care of with ease, and you’ll be back to a comfortable temperature year round, and a unit that runs as it should.