Bad habits are never good, but when you have bad habits with your HVAC system it can be hard on your HVAC system and your wallet. Following Hal Mechanical outlines a few tips to help you reduce the bad habits that you may have with your HVAC system and have your system work better, and last longer.
Clogged Air Filters
You may think air filters are just something that needs to be changed every so often. But they can play a huge role in how well your HVAC system works. Your air filters can get very dirty with dust, dirt, and debris making it hard for the air to go through. When the air can’t get through easily then the HVAC system uses more power to heat and cool your home. When the air filters are clogged, it could cause the cooling coils to freeze. As simple as air filters may seem they end up causing costly repairs if not changed. You should change your air filters every 30 to 90 days. You can put the date on your phone calendar to remind you every 30 to 90 days to change them or even write the date on the cardboard part of the air filters so you know when you put them in.
Closed Air Vents
Growing up, remember at grandma’s house when one room was always cold because the air vent was closed. While your grandma may have had good intentions to save energy that is not what was done. When you close a vent, it will disrupt the pressure balance in your central air unit. It will force the air to leak through the air ducts and have your HVAC work overtime. It is hard on your HVAC system to have just one room closed off with the vents. If you want certain rooms to be different degrees then look into a zoned HVAC system.
Leaks in Air Ducts
Many homes have leaks in their ductwork. When you have leaks in your ductwork, it can cost you money and comfort. Many homes have as much as 30% of their air lost through their air ducts that go into the attic. The air ducts can leak from broken seals, punctures, or loose and detached segments. With the air ducts in your walls and ceiling, how do you know if you leak? A few signs are, you may have high energy bills, excessive dust, or hot and cold spots in your home.
Not Doing Regular HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system requires regular maintenance to perform at its best. If you do not get regular maintenance done, then it may not work as well and become prone to failure. Having a maintenance check in the spring or the fall is a perfect time before you turn on your AC or your heat. Regular maintenance can help guarantee you keep your warranty valid and your system has an extended lifespan.
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When you get into bad habits with your HVAC system, it can be hard on your HVAC system which makes it work harder and not last as long. Make sure you get regular maintenance checks and do what you are supposed to, to help keep your HVAC system lasting longer. If you need a maintenance check then give Hal Mechanical a call today.