Maintaining your HVAC system is key to longer-lasting performance. Here’s a rundown of common mistakes home owners make to help you sidestep any pitfalls along the way:
Not replacing your air filters
Dirty air filters can put a huge damper on your unit’s efficiency. To ensure boost unit airflow, make sure you clean or replace the dirty air filters inside your unit. If you don’t, you’re not just compromising system airflow, you’re also putting your unit at risk.
Leaving those fins bent
Your coil fins can, over time, bend and thus block the airflow into your unit. Don’t leave those fins alone, though. There are plenty of fin-straightening tools you can use to get those fins back in position.
Not preparing for the rain
You wouldn’t want your AC to suffer from corrosion buildup so make sure you don’t cover it too much during the rainy season. Put in just enough covering to protect it from bad weather and debris but not enough to crowd the unit.
Not checking for air leaks
Regularly check the area around your unit for any air leaks. If your AC is installed in a wooden frame or slot, then there’s a chance that that the wood has warped. Make sure it hasn’t by checking for air leaks around the unit. If there are any, you’ll need to improve the insulation around your HVAC system. If you don’t, that could lead to a ton of skyrocketing energy consumption bills, which is the last thing you want.
Hiring the first technician you find
It can be incredibly tempting to go for the first technician you find. But that could lead you to hire technicians with less than stellar records and training. If you want better quality of services, put in the time and effort to find the right company or contractor for the job.
Opting for DIY solutions is a good way to save on service calls. However, if you don’t exactly have the patience, skill or tools to get the job done and done properly, then it’s better to hire an expert instead. From checking your refrigerant for the right amount to testing it for leaks, there are a lot of advantages to hiring an experienced HVAC contractor in Jacksonville. All you have to do is call us at AirMcCall to schedule your appointment. We’ll take a look at your situation and provide you with a range of options you can choose from.
So if you want your HVAC unit to last, be wise and do your best to steer clear of these mistakes.