Treat your HVAC system well
Our HVAC systems in our homes are a technological marvel. They have allowed us as a species to be able to live anywhere, comfortably. They pump in the cool air when the summer heat is unbearable, or provide us with that cozy warmth during the cold holiday season.
These are highly complex systems that need to be cared for, and often times we seem to forget about this unless it is too late and one of the components of the system stops working.
Here are a few easy things we can do that will ensure consistent performance.
Get your HVAC system inspected
A regular maintenance schedule for your HVAC system will keep it running in top condition, without having to break your bank. By having these routine checks of your system done, you can actually have a lot of potential problems easily noticed and rectified during the maintenance and inspection.
Remember this is a huge investment, and you want to protect that investment, instead of having to foot the bill for a large repair that could have probably been avoided. You should get your system looked at once a year to keep it running smoothly.
Keep your systems clean.
When you’re cleaning your home, always check your HVAC filter as well. A good rule of thumb is to replace these filters (which you can do usually on your own) about every three months. You should pay special attention if you have separate heating/cooling units and make sure that you check these when you are about to start or stop using one of these systems due to the seasonal change.
A dirty filter is an easy issue to fix, but something that can cause a lot of problems, such as blockages of airflow that can reduce the heating/cooling effect, increase your allergies, and defiantly increase your electricity costs due to you increasing the usage of these systems.
Both air conditioners and furnaces/heaters can leak. It is simple science and condensation can occur, sometimes leading to a bit of water around these drain pipes and it dries out, that’s ok. If you start to see cracks or draining blocks, you might want to consider contacting your local experts to resolve that issue, as not only will it continue to damage your HVAC system, you could also add water damage to your home, which can lead to extensive costs down the line.
Where can I get professional help?
We here at Southern Seasons are there for our clients in the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina area, to help you with any issues or problems with your HVAC system, and in case of emergency, we are available 24/7. We want to become your annual inspector to ensure that your system is running properly and use that time to handle any minor issues, to avoid major issues down the line.
We also want to be able to empower you with certain situations that you can handle on your own (such as filter replacement), while you contact us when we are needed the most.