Here is what you need to know to keep your system in good running order year Round:
The goal of having an HVAC system is to keep you comfortable in your home all year long but without proper maintenance this is simply not going to happen. Sadly, chances are good you are going to need a little help in this department as well since much of the general upkeep and many of the repairs are things most of us don’t have the expertise to do on our own.
Think of your HVAC system like a car. Do you wait for the check engine light to come on to take it to get serviced? Probably not, yet many people don’t even remember their HVAC system is even there until it breaks down. Don’t be one of those people because it will not only cause you unnecessary stress but it can cost you big money as well.
Once you get into the middle of spring, consider calling an HVAC specialist in to take a look at your air conditioning system. They will be able to provide any preventative maintenance that is needed at that time.
At this point they will most likely clean your filters or replace them if necessary, they will also lube the motor as well as check your refrigerant levels.
One of the best things about getting it handled before summer is that you will have much less of a wait time for the specialist to come to your home.
If you did not have your system maintenance done in the spring it is important that you get it done in early summer.
If you did have it checked in spring but are having problems with your air conditioning, you may have to wait a little longer for a repairman to come out.
Here are some simple DIY fixes you can try while you wait:
Now that the cooler weather is upon you it is time to have the HVAC specialist come out to give your furnace and tune-up.
Early fall is the best time to get this done if you want to get your appointment in the timeliest manner. This is also when you will get the best rate which is also an important consideration.
You should start to think about picking up some furnace filters at the hardware store, they are generally on sale at this time of year. That way you will be prepared for the winter.
Even with taking all of the preventative measures possible things can go wrong and if that happens during the coldest winter months that can be downright dangerous.
Many of the issues that arise and cause the heat to shut off are things you can take care of on your own.