Most homeowners try to be handyman when it comes to home maintenance. But do you think DIY is always a good idea? When it comes to your heating and cooling systems, trying to save money by doing the job by yourself can actually cost you big time. Here’s a list of common HVAC mistakes to avoid.
1. DIY Installation Of Programmable Thermostat
While you think you can save money by installing on your own, try to think of the major damage that could possibly happen. It’s best to leave the job to professional HVAC installers because they have the right knowledge and experience in installing thermostats to ensure peak efficiency.
2. Forgetting To Change Filters
A clogged or dirty air filter adversely affects your system’s efficiency and could lead to early breakdowns. As a rule of thumb, your HVAC unit’s filters must be checked and replaced regularly. We recommend filters to be replaced every one to 3 months, as per manufacturer’s manual.
3. Ignoring Strange Noise Or Smell From Your Unit
Have you noticed loud noises or stake smells from your heating or air conditioning unit? If so, there’s something wrong. A loud racket from your HVAC may mean that there’s something stuck in it which can have an adverse effect on its performance. Rotten smells may be due to dead animals trapped in there.
4. Covering Or Hiding Your Outdoor HVAC System
Unfortunately, many homeowners are used to hiding their outdoor unit by placing objects in front of it. Without you may knowing it, doing so can lead to several issues such as clogging. Although you don’t find your outdoor unit pleasing to the eye, just leave some enough space around it.
5. Not Following Annual Maintenance ‘
RES Air Conditioning recommends annual maintenance to keep your heating and cooling systems in tip top shape all year round. Signing up for a professional HVAC maintenance provides many benefits like extended longevity of your unit, improved performance, fewer repairs, and more savings.
For your comfort needs in Henderson TX, RES Air Conditioning technicians are always ready to help.