4 Tips To Avoid a HVAC System Disaster

By on August 31, 2017

air conditioning companyIf your house isn’t retaining heat properly during the winter months (or cool air during the summer months) the cause may not just be cracks and holes in your home despite the fact that 25% of a household’s heat is lost this way, but a problem with your HVAC system. With proper maintenance, homeowners can avoid these heating and cooling issues. Therefore, before you need to call an emergency air conditioning technician, consider these tips to ensure your HVAC unit has a bright and efficient future.

Take care of wiring

If your home is strangely warm in the summer or cool in the winter despite the fact that your unit is on and working, the cause may be faulty wiring. Faulty wiring zaps power away from your air conditioning so it’s less able to heat your home as efficiently as it would otherwise, causing it to be turned on longer than it should be and therefore racking up the electricity bill. Faulty wiring is also an extremely dangerous fire hazard and is one of the leading causes of house fires.

Before your home can catch fire or your electricity bill makes you wish it had, be sure to pay attention to the wiring leading to your HVAC unit. If the wiring is faulty, be sure that you repair it as soon as possible or shield the wiring until you can.

Routinely check for leaks

If your air conditioning unit isn’t producing enough cool air, it’s a possibility the unit is low on refrigerant, the chemical that causes the air to cool. This is typically caused by a leak in the refrigerant system, which should be repaired as soon as possible. Make sure you routinely check your air conditioning unit to best avoid leaks that could become disastrous if left untreated.

Be sure to clean your air conditioner and heating unit

It’s easy to forget about your HVAC system’s cleanliness, but without a routine cleaning your unit can easily build up dust and grime, which can cause all types of problems including dysfunctional fans and a restriction of airflow.

If your air conditioner’s fan isn’t able to work, there’s a danger of the unit overheating, which in turn may cause internal damage to the unit’s compressor. And if airflow isn’t able to properly function it can cause the coil to freeze.

Be sure to clean your air conditioner’s air filters, fans, and surfaces to ensure any problems your air conditioner may suffer from aren’t caused by dust and grime build-up and to keep the air you’re breathing clean.

Contact an air conditioning company before your HVAC problem becomes an emergency

One of the best ways to avoid an emergency with your air conditioner or heating system is to contact an air conditioning company when you need to. If your unit is showing signs of damage such as leakage, but you’re unsure of the reason or source, an air conditioning company and/or an air conditioning repair service is the best way to keep your family safe.

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