One of the most important things you can do in your home is keep your HVAC unit working properly. A good HVAC contractor will tell you that you should have your HVAC unit serviced at least once a year to make sure everything is working properly. Servicing your HVAC unit can only save you money in the long run, whether it be saving on energy bills or spotting repairs that are needed for the unit before they become more costly.
What are some of the most common problems your HVAC unit can experience?
It is important to keep dirt, dust, mold, and other pollutants out of your HVAC unit. Believe it or not, there is a lot of dirt, dust, debris, and other contaminants floating in the air in your home. Leaving the filter in your HVAC unit unchecked will guarantee you will have a heavy air conditioning repair bill in the long run. If the filter becomes too clogged, air flow will become restricted, and this can cause improper functioning of your unit. Check your filter frequently. If it is too clogged for light to pass through it, the filter should be cleaned or replaced.
The fuses, found in the evaporator in your HVAC unit, protect the motor or compressor from overheating. If a fuse is blown, it can cause an unexpected work stoppage in your HVAC unit. A good HVAC contractor will check all the fuses, and even the breaker when performing air condition repair or heating repair.
Your HVAC unit cycles on and off based on the temperature detected in your home. It is important to place the thermostat sensor in the largest room in the center of your home. If the sensor is placed in a small room or a room where the door is closed, that particular room will reach the desired temperature and the unit will cycle off.
It is also important to have your sensor properly tuned. Your HVAC equipment constantly cycling on and off will cost you in the long run, whether it is high-heating repair or air conditioning repair bills, or your a high-energy bill. Constantly cycling on and off HVAC equipment uses more energy, and your equipment will wear out faster.
Clogged Drain Lines
Drain lines move excess water away from your HVAC system. Dirt, algae, and other contaminants can collect over time, causing the drain lines to become clogged. The end result can be severe water damage to your HVAC unit, or even your home. You can save yourself the high costs of A/C repairs by checked the drain lines regularly. If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can always call on a HVAC contractor.
The gas valve allows gas to flow from the gas line to the HVAC unit. Naturally, this part of the HVAC unit is only operational during the heating season. Keeping the gas valve clear of corrosion will save you from the high cost of heating repairs. Again, if you do not feel comfortable checking the gas valve yourself, you can always contact a HVAC contractor.
It is extremely important to know when your HVAC unit is going to cost you money. Any preventative steps or even annual maintenance care you can perform on your HVAC system will save you money in the long run. A professional HVAC contractor you can trust to perform heating repair or ac repair is just a phone call away.