Extending The Life Of Your HVAC System
There are several things that you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system. Extending the life of the system will help you get the most out of your money. Taking care of your system will help to ensure that it lasts up to and beyond its predicted life expectancy.
Cleaning Your Unit
A dirty unit is an unhappy unit. When your system gets full of dirt and other debris, it can cause wear and tear on the motors, and more. If the air filter or ductwork get clogged, it can make it harder for the HVAC unit to work. This will increase utility bills. It will also increase the chances that the unit will not have an extended life. To extend your heating and cooling system, you will want to make sure you clean it often. If you are unsure how to clean it, you can always call out an HVAC professional to help you out.
Getting Regular Maintenance
Another great way to extend the life of your system is to make sure that you get regular tune ups. Most companies offer a maintenance package. They will come out in the spring to look at your air conditioning system, and in the fall to look at your furnace. During these maintenance checks, the technician will look at specific things. This can include if the unit is functioning like it should, if the ductwork needs cleaning, and if it needs a repair. Having routine maintenance can extend the life of your system.
If cost is a concern, some people offer a maintenance plan that is affordable and efficient. It is well worth the money you will save when having a functioning HVAC system.
Checking For Issues With The Ductwork
If there are leaks or any issues with the ductwork, it could have a detrimental effect on your system. If the system is not getting adequate air flow, this can cause the system to work harder than it should. This can increase the chances of fan motors going out, or other issues. Having the ductwork checked once a year, and keeping an eye out for the unit running too much is all imperative.
Having a Functioning Thermostat on your HVAC Unit
It is a good idea to check on your thermostat often. This is especially true if you notice your unit is running too much or not enough. If there is an issue with the thermostat, it can cause more wear and tear on your unit. You should invest in a programmable thermostat. This can help you to set the temperature when you are at home and away. If you need a new thermostat, you will want to call your local HVAC professional to replace it for you.
Call Us Today
At Robert Bair, we are here to ensure that you get the most out of your unit. When you give us a call, one of our friendly HVAC technicians will come out to help you.