When it comes to the HVAC system, there are many mistakes homeowners make, and it ends with huge costs and damaged equipment unfortunately. Where the minor things are can be taken care of by homeowners, such as adjusting the thermostat, replacing the filters, and even cleaning the coils, any issues the air conditioner may be having should not be ignored. With this in mind, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share the common HVAC mistakes in an effort to help you avoid them.
Don’t Suffocate HVAC Unit
Homeowners try to hide or cover their outdoor units most of the time. HVAC system issues can occur when people place objects in front of the system to hide it. Clogging and suffocation is inevitable when you surround or cover your HVAC systems with other objects that can block air ventilation. As a result, your HVAC unit is better when it has ample open space around it.
Poor Positioning of HVAC Unit
You should also not place your appliances near the thermostat, much like hiding your HVAC unit. Your thermostat can be tricked into thinking that it’s hot inside when the hot appliances such as TVs and lamps are too close. You are likely to see high energy bills during summer and cold homes during winter with improper positioning of your units.
Address Odd Smells or Sounds from HVAC System
You might get a costly surprise on your energy bills later if you just keep passing by your unit ignoring the stale smells and loud noises that it produces. Being that it can potentially damage your heating or cooling appliances, a loud racket can be an indication of a bad system or that something is trapped inside. No matter the unusual smells or sounds you may observe stemming from the operation of the air conditioner, you need a professional to assist you.
Avoid DIY HVAC Repairs
Whether you are installing a brand-new programmable thermostat or replacing and old unit for a new one, you definitely ant to a hire a professional to ensure the work is done correctly. Doing these jobs yourself offers high risk for damage and inefficiency. Without the proper training, tools and equipment, your attempts are more likely to cost you. A certified technician maximizes efficiency and ensures proficient installation.
Skipping Annual Tune Up Maintenance
Annual maintenance of your heating and cooling unit is just as important as the care you provide your car. Before they escalate to bigger problems, a local HVAC technician will let you know if your unit has any issues. The efficiency of your heaters and air conditioners improve through annual HVAC maintenance. For your own care, be sure to clean around the units, inspect the electric components, and check for leaks, as they can go a long way to save your HVAC from early breakdown.
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