HVAC Mistakes made in the fall Here’s How to Avoid Them

HVAC Mistakes made in the fall, how to avoid them

Fall is a busy time for many homeowners, and as the season’s change , it’s important to maintain your heating and cooling system . The upcoming list contains the top HVAC mistakes that are made, during this transition from warm to cooler weather. 

Are you doing all that you can to keep your HVAC system running this fall season correctly? Keep reading to find out if you’re making these seven mistakes:

  1. HVAC Mistakes #1 Neglecting to Change Your Filter

It’s easy to forget to change your filter because they are unseen elements of your home’s HVAC system. However, just because they’re “out of sight” doesn’t mean that they should be “out of mind,” so take the time to change your vents and to begin checking your filters on a monthly basis.

  1. Changing Your Settings Every Day

It may make sense to change your temperature settings to accommodate the slightest change in temperature, but it’s better to maintain a small range of temperature shifts over an extended period, rather than to change them every day.

Daily changes put extra pressure on your system and make it harder for it to regulate the proper indoor temperature, so put on a sweater instead of changing the thermostat every day.

  1. Using Worn-Out Systems

Old HVAC units work less efficiently than newer models do. If you’ve been pushing an old unit to keep running instead of investing in a newer model, then you may be in for a surprise this season.

Instead of waiting until you need emergency services, ask a heating and cooling expert to help you choose a new unit and ensure that it is correctly installed before the season ends.

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  1. Neglecting Regular Maintenance

It’s important to invest in annual inspections of your HVAC system to keep your costs low and ensure that everything is working as it should.

Not only can regular maintenance help identify issues and compromises in your system, which may be costing you money, but maintenance can extend the lifetime of your system and help you stay comfortable..

  1. Never Touching Your Settings

While it’s not good practice to change your settings every day, it’s also important to be mindful of not neglecting your HVAC system’s settings entirely. We recommend that your system should sit at around 72 or 73 degrees Fahrenheit and that you change it slightly as the season’s change to accommodate accordingly.

  1. Turning Off Your Heater

It may seem like turning off your heater will save you money, but since your system has to work overtime to get back up to their maximum output level, it can damage your system to turn it on and off, and then on again.

  1. Forgetting About Your Vents

Keeping your vents clean and in proper working order can go a long way towards keeping your air clean, and your system working efficiently.

When your vents are clogged your HVAC system has to work overtime to circulate air as efficiently as it once did, which means that you’ll find yourself paying extra to have dirty and unclean air inefficiently distributed throughout your home. Instead, take the time to invest in your vents and ensure that they are working properly this season.

Staying comfortable indoors is easy when you work with a team of qualified experts. Give Christian Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical in Glendale, AZ a call today at 623-499-9794 for assistance.

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National Baby Safety Month

National Baby Safety Month

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Each September, the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) sponsors National Baby Safety Month. The focus of this year’s National Baby Safety Month will be educating parents on the importance of registering their baby products and paying attention to recall notices.

Most people pay little attention to the product registration cards they get with the things they purchase.

The majority of individuals only throw these registration cards away with a shrug of the shoulders. That is a dangerous attitude when it comes to baby products. If parents do not register the products they buy for their children, they may not hear about future recall notices until it is too late.

Some of these recall notices are issued because products are found to be dangerous or even deadly. To protect their children, parents need to take a few minutes to fill out and send in the product registration cards for all the baby items that come with them.

Three Hidden Dangers for Babies

As well as registering their baby products, parents also have a responsibility to baby-proof their homes. While most parents do this, they are not always aware of the hidden dangers that may lurk in their homes. Keep an eye out for these three hidden dangers for babies in the home.

1. The Crib

Parents tend to think of cribs as the safest place their babies can be, but they can, in fact, be deadly. To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), never put any pillows, blankets or soft toys in the crib with your baby. Also, parents need to make sure to put their babies to sleep on their backs.

2. The Diaper-Changing Table

baby safetyBabies can very quickly roll off the table if one is distracted while changing their diapers. For this reason, don’t ever leave your child unattended on the diaper-changing table for even a moment.

3. Tripping

If you trip while carrying your baby in your arms, the results could be tragic. Make sure that you remove rugs, stray cords and other tripping hazards from your home to prevent this disastrous situation from occurring.

Child Passenger Safety Week

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children. To prevent these tragic deaths be informed about child passenger safety laws. September is also the time of year when Child Passenger Safety Week occurs. This year, Child Passenger Safety Week will be from September 18-24.

On September 24, law enforcement officers nationwide will be checking that parents are using the correct safety devices to transport their children on National Seat Check Saturday. Make sure that you always use car seats correctly for your kids to keep them safe.

If you ever need a plumber within the Glendale, AZ area, be sure to call Christian Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical today at 623-499-9794.

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.