The HVAC system is designed to give your home comfort, warmth in the colder months, and coolness in the hot months. Where there is normal wear and tear that is a fact of life, your heating system can also have the need for emergency repairs that you fortunately can avoid. Today, we at Hal Mechanical would like to offer some recommendations to help you avoid the need for emergency repairs.
Maintenance to Keep Central AC & Forced Air Furnace Running Better
Keeping up with regular maintenance is of one the most important tasks you can do for your HVAC system. In the long run, preventative maintenance will save you money. During tune-ups, the experts look for signs of wear and any concerns to nip it before it gets out of hand. With an inspection to ensure everything is working properly, components are healthy, appropriate mechanics are lubed, electrical is up to par, you can avoid repairs and so much more.
HVAC Tune Up Helps Prevent Emergency Repairs
Hal Mechanical furnace tune-ups will often find concerning needs for repair during the routine checkup that would otherwise be overlooked until it got significantly worse. If you ignore underlying problems, eventually the system will stop working. Routine maintenance is essential to avoid repairs and keep your system healthy, efficient, and long-lasting.
Give Your Air Conditioning & Heating System a Break
It’s tempting to increase the temperature on the thermostat to warm up your home quickly when you are cold. Doing this only adds extra strain on your heating system and increase wear and tear. It is best to keep the thermostat as close to the outdoor temperature as possible. Make certain your home is properly sealed and insulated.
Signs Your Air Conditioner or Heater Needs Repair
Before it breaks down and requires emergency repair, your HVAC system will develop red flags. Unfortunately, overlooking the signs can created severe issues down the road. Common signs of trouble include:
– Unpleasant odors
– Loud noises
– Increasing energy bills
– Hot and cold spots in the house
– Frequent on/off cycling
– Cold air coming through the vents
– A weak airflow
Call Hal Mechanical for assistance if your heating unit develops any of these problems. In addition to getting a better hold on your energy bills with timely action, we can help you avoid the costly repair jobs, we will evaluate the system.
Controlling Your Home’s Moisture & Humidity Levels
When your HVAC system isn’t working properly, dry air is another concerning issue that can impact your home. You experience problems with static electric shock, nosebleeds, dry, itchy skin, and greater susceptibility to cold and flu virus when the humidity levels are low. Damage to your home, electronics, and furnishings occur when the air is too dry and it can be difficult to heat your home. Otherwise, it can lead again to higher energy bills since you will be more likely to increase the temperature.
You’ll put pressure on your heating system and also waste energy if you’re constantly adjusting the thermostat. Be sure to wait at least eight hours before changing the temperature. It won’t do any good if you don’t use it properly even if you have the latest state-of-the-art thermostat. Your heating system will work more efficiently by properly programming your thermostat.