Since HVAC systems are among the largest home investments, you expect them to serve you for a long period of time. You can do so by taking proper care of the system to extend its lifespan and improve efficiency. Avoid unnecessary costly repairs and save your Clearwater, FL, energy bills by changing the following bad HVAC habits.
1. Ignoring Smaller Issues
Even if you notice a small problem with your HVAC system and it isn’t seriously affecting it now, it’s best to address it sooner rather than later. Over time, the issue will worsen, causing costly repairs, high energy bills or a premature breakdown. Hire a professional technician to fix problems as soon as you notice them.
2. DIY Repairs
Don’t attempt DIY jobs to save money when your system needs repairs unless you have the proper tools and training. You’ll probably cause more harm than good, resulting in costly repairs or replacements. The fees you use to hire trained and experienced HVAC technicians are worth it because they have the necessary knowledge and tools.
3. Ignoring Preventative Maintenance
One of the bad HVAC habits you might be making is failing to schedule preventive maintenance twice a year. When technicians arrive for maintenance, they clean the system, check it for problems and make the necessary repairs or replacements. Preventive maintenance helps to keep the HVAC system functioning optimally and lowers energy costs.
4. Blocking or Closing Vents
Closing the vents with the assumption that you will save energy is wrong because the opposite happens. Ensure that curtains, furniture or other objects don’t block air vents and cut shrubs that could cover the exterior unit. Obstructions only restrict airflow through your home, ultimately reducing the HVAC’s lifespan.
Change these bad habits if you want your HVAC to remain efficient. Work with reliable HVAC contractors for professional services. Call us at Pinellas Comfort Systems to schedule preventive maintenance and help you make the most of your HVAC system.
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