HVAC’s systems are amongst those kinds of hardware of which you only worry about if they stop working; you may even wonder if you need an HVAC system at all, in the end they are just expensive, and your house could be as cozy without them.
Nevertheless, you’re air conditioner is a vital component of your house, as it keeps it warm over the winter and cool over the summer. This may sound obvious, but people tend to forget it. I therefore, bring you a few essential need-to-knows about your HVAC system, so that you can give something back to the winter of your summers and the summers of your winter.
- Why should I invest money in something that seems to be working fine? You may think it is working just because the temperature in your house is nice and steady, but if you don’t spend a little money on your HVAC system then that air you’re breathing may not be as healthy as you think, especially if you haven’t done something about your air filter in a while. Furthermore, you utility expenses can be dramatically reduced if you just give an appropriate maintenance to your HVAC unit.
- How often must I give maintenance to my HVAC system? A yearly visit by your technician is usually recommended. This will ensure that your system is working properly and that its components are not worn off, thus ensuring that an unexpected failure does not occur.
- How often should I change my air filter? Having a fully working energy saving air filter will help you reduce your utility bills, it is therefore recommended that you don’t let 3 months pass by without changing your filter. This will keep your HVAC system working and it will keep your bills low.
- How can I tell if my HVAC system is actually working? Besides sudden drops or risings of your room temperature, there are other symptoms that can alert you about potential malfunctions in your HVAC system, i.e. if you hear loud noises coming from your hardware, if the temperature in the rooms is uneven, if your utility bills are unusually high, or if the system shuts off on its own, then it is time to call that 1-800 number.