Are You Making Any of These Mistakes?
As a homeowner, there’s a lot to keep up with—the lawn, kitchen appliances, the house’s structure itself, and so on. There’s a massive list of what to take care of around the house. That said, it’s understandable to let a few things slip through the cracks. As your neighbor in Alpharetta and the North Fulton area, our heating and air conditioning service specialists have provided a few HVAC mistakes to avoid so that your home can stay comfortable Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
1. Making Your Own Repairs
Do you know what the Dunning-Kruger effect is? It can be summed up in one saying: “I know just enough to be dangerous.” Maybe you learned a thing or two from your Dad, or maybe you’ve watched a few videos online about how to repair a “simple fix” on your HVAC unit—this is how mistakes are made. Let us explain.
Being handy around the house is great for taking care of the honey-do list. However, when it comes to more involved repairs, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Someone who’s inexperienced in working on an HVAC system may improperly “repair” it, use the wrong parts, or unfortunately damage it. This can lead to inefficient air conditioning and heating systems, persisting issues that are never fixed, or making a mistake that could be costly.
Point is, you will be better off calling a professional, and you’ll save yourself time and a headache.
2. Not Optimizing Your Thermostat
Your furnace and air conditioning unit works hard to keep your home comfortable. You can make your system’s job easier by using your thermostat to make your HVAC system as efficient as possible.
Consider setting a schedule for when you are home and when you are away. If your HVAC runs throughout the day keeping your home ice cold or super warm while you’re away, the HVAC system is working harder than it needs to. Not only will this increase your energy bill, but it will also wear down your air conditioner and furnace quicker than normal.
This can be fixed by setting an optimized schedule on your thermostat or diligently adjusting the temperature depending on when you’re home. It would also benefit to make use of different zones, but that’s a task best handled by a professional and is a topic in and of itself.
3. Forgetting to Change the Air Filter
“Out of sight, out of mind.” Your air filter is easily forgotten about. It’s hard to say the last time it was changed out if you didn’t make a note of it. This is a simple bit of HVAC system maintenance that takes a few minutes and results in higher efficiency and cleaner air. Better yet, you don’t have to worry about it at all if you have your system regularly maintained.
4. Not Having Your System Maintained
Do you dread having your AC go out in the middle of summer or your furnace stops heating in the cold of winter? Having your HVAC system maintained by a professional will cover preventative maintenance to ensure it’s in the best operating condition possible. This means breakdowns and issues are far less likely to surprise you. Air Control Heating and Air provides service for Alpharetta and Atlanta area homeowners, offering HVAC maintenance programs so your home will stay cool all summer when you need it most and warm in the winter during that rare Georgia snowfall. You can rely on your HVAC when you rely on Air Control.
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