Tasked with keeping you comfortable at home, your HVAC system is no-doubt a valuable thing. Check out a few ways to avoid ongoing issues with your system that may require help from an HVAC professional.
1. Consider signing a service contract with a local HVAC company.
Many modern HVAC companies now offer service contracts for customers who want the best for their systems. The contract usually involves either an annual or monthly fee, but in return, you get things like:
- routine maintenance visits a few times per year
- included duct cleaning services
- priority service when you have a problem
- discounts on necessary parts and repair work
If you have a hard time remembering to have your system serviced, the contract means it is less likely you will forget, which can lead to fewer problems requiring repairs.
2. Invest in a programmable or smart thermostat.
A smart thermostat is usually thought of as an investment to save money on energy costs. While that may be true, a smart or programmable thermostat can also deliver your HVAC system some much-needed relief. For example, if you are turning off the system when you get to work remotely and turning it back on when you are on your way home, this means the system is not having to run for several hours out of the day. Or setting a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature on the furnace once everyone is in bed will mean the system doesn't have to work so hard. Over time, the energy savings can really add up, but your system may also avoid excessive repairs as well.
3. Change your air filters as needed.
The air filter in your HVAC system is such a simple thing, but it is so easy to forget to change it, and it has a lot to do with overall function. A clogged filter can lead to condenser lines of an AC system not getting the proper airflow, for example. This alone can mean you have problems that require repairs when they could have been avoided.
4. Look into modern monitoring sensors.
Sensors that monitor different functions on a furnace or AC system are common in more modern systems. However, even an older system can be retrofitted with these sensors in some cases. With these sensors in place, you can get automated alerts or alarms if your system is using more energy than usual, has problems with airflow interruptions to certain rooms, or is operating at a higher temperature than what is safe. With these alerts, you can get someone to your property for HVAC repair before something goes terribly wrong.
Reach out to a local HVAC company to learn more.