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Do’s and Don'ts of HVAC Maintenance

An HVAC system contains all of the most important components of a home. From the air conditioning, heating, and air filtration systems, no home is complete without a well-running HVAC system. There are some tricks and tips every homeowner should know in order to maintain a well-operated HVAC system. This blog will serve as a guide to help homeowners know the best dos and don'ts for maintaining an HVAC system that is working effectively as possible.

HVAC Maintenance Dos

Look out for warning signs.

No two HVAC systems are identical, but the components that make them up can be similar across many different homes and commercial buildings. Here are some common signs your home's HVAC system may need to be given a closer look:

  • An appliance is over ten years old
  • You hear strange new noises (popping, hissing, crackling)
  • Your home is experiencing inconsistency in heating and cooling
  • Your thermostat isn't responding or reading the right temperature
  • A strange odor, like mildew or burning, wafts throughout your home
  • Your heater is only blowing cold air, or your AC is only blowing hot air

The above list is not an exhaustive list of everything that can go wrong with your home's systems. When in doubt, if you feel like something is off inside of your home, it is always best to record what is happening and contact a professional. A professional will be able to pinpoint the problem and offer an accurate solution.

Regular Clean Up

A great way to take care of your home is to regularly clean up; this also helps your home's HVAC system. When you take the time to vacuum your home regularly, you reduce the likelihood of dander, dust, dirt, hair, fur, and more from getting trapped in your air ducts and filters. This helps improve your indoor air quality, keeps your air filters cleaner, and puts less strain on your air conditioning and heating systems.

Skip the DIY

There are some HVAC maintenance procedures that you can do by yourself with a professional's guidance, such as changing your air filters. But, when it comes to bigger things, like your water heater leaking or your air conditioning rumbling, following a YouTube tutorial is not going to cut it. If you're going in without the proper knowledge of the system, you may create more harm than help, causing you to have to spend more time fixing it.

HVAC Maintenance Don'ts

Cover Up

It's essential to ensure that your outdoor heating and cooling systems are not covered in debris. This will negatively affect your system's fans from running properly. If left ignored, the systems will run harder than they should, which will cause wear on them, causing them to break down and work less efficiently sooner than expected.

Skip Out On Regular Maintenance

The best way to ensure nothing happens to your HVAC system is to make sure you don't skip out on regular inspections and maintenance. The only way to make sure a problem doesn't become too big is to make sure you're staying ahead of it. An experts' diagnosis can help save you from spending more time and money in the future on air conditioning and heating. You also get to put your mind at ease, knowing that you know all you can about what is going on in your home.

Here at Scott Harrison Plumbing and Heating, Inc. we are committed to providing only the best service to our customers. We have built a team of experts who are knowledgeable, reliable, and professional. Our team puts hard work and care into everything we do, ensuring you're well taken care of and you receive the best value for your money.

For all of your HVAC needs and questions contact Scott Harrison Plumbing and Heating, Inc. at (714) 695-5566! We have built a reputation for speedy, effective, and friendly service in our community.

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