HVAC units work hard, especially now when the temperatures are up and we need a place to cool down. That means we need to pay attention how much we are running them and be aware if any problems come up. Since we rely so heavily on our units to keep us comfortable, it is only appropriate that we also attempt to keep them in good working condition. Here are the 3 tips to improving the lifespan of your HVAC and reducing repairs:
Seasonal maintenance is so important but it is something that many people skip hoping they will save some money. The money they consider having saved is not worth it in the end because the maintenance check-ups improve the energy efficiency and life span of the unit while also maintaining the temperature control power of the unit and keeping the warranty in place. All of this saves on the cost of repairs when something does go wrong.
In addition to having your seasonal maintenance, it is important to change your filter every 3 months.
Don’t Overwork Your Unit
It is easy to put too much pressure on your unit when you are not aware of what you’re doing, especially in the really warm months. Sometimes people will close the vents in one room hoping to cool another room down faster. This actually puts unnecessary pressure on your unit and cause problems down the road. The best thing to do is to raise the temperature of unit a few degrees and use ceiling fans to help keep a room cool. This will help your unit to have a long life.
Repair the Unit
When there is a problem with the unit, go on and repair it. Don’t try to make it run. Think of it like a nail being in a tire. Can the tire go a few more miles? Maybe, but the tire could also tear while you are driving and cause way more problems than just the cost of replacing one tire. Pushing the unit to run when there is a problem may make you go from needing a small repair job to a much larger one or even a whole new unit.
If your HVAC unit is acting like it needs some assistance call Carmine’s to schedule an appointment at 203-791-8089. Our professionals will get your unit to work properly again.