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:
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.