Generally, ending with huge costs and damaged equipment, there are many mistakes homeowners make when it comes to their HVAC system. Any problems the air conditioner may be having should not be ignored and minor things should be taken care of on a routine basis, such as adjusting the thermostat, replacing the filters, and even cleaning the coils. Today, we Steve’s Heating & Air, in an effort to avoid mistakes, would like to share the common mistakes made by homeowners.
Should I Cover My Outside AC Condenser Unit?
It is quite common for homeowners to hide or cover their outdoor units. When people place objects in front of the system to hide it, HVAC system problems can occur. When you surround or cover your HVAC systems with other objects that can block air ventilation, clogging and suffocation is inevitable. Your HVAC unit is better when it has ample open space around it as a result.
Thermostat Placement Problems
Similarly, to hiding your HVAC unit, never place appliances too close to the thermostat. When hot appliances like TVs and lamps are too close, your thermostat can be tricked into thinking that it’s hot inside. Due to improper positioning of you are likely to see high energy bills during throughout the year.
Ignoring Odd HVAC Odors & Noises
If you continue passing by your unit ignoring the stale smells and loud noises that it produces, you may get a costly surprise on your energy bills later. You need to inspect any loud racket that can be an indication of a bad system or that something is trapped inside since it can potentially damage your heating or cooling appliances. You need a professional to assist you, no matter the unusual smells or sounds you may observe stemming from the operation of the air conditioner.
DIY Furnace & AC Installation or Repair Work
You definitely want to a hire a professional to ensure the work is done correctly, whether you are installing a brand-new programmable thermostat or replacing and old unit for a new one. A high risk for damage and inefficiency is probable when doing these jobs yourself. Your attempts are more likely to cost you when you do not possess the proper training, tools and equipment. To ensure proficient installation, a certified technician maximizes efficiency.
Neglecting Annual HVAC Maintenance
Being just as important as the care you provide your car, annual maintenance of your heating and cooling unit needs to be done. An HVAC technician will let you know if your unit has any concerns before they escalate to catastrophic problems. With the help of annual HVAC maintenance, the overall health and efficiency of your furnaces and air conditioners improve. Be sure to clean around the units, inspect the electric components, and check for leaks on your own to save your HVAC from early breakdown.
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