Let’s say you’re about to buy your teenager a car. You go to the dealership, you check the maintenance records and you make sure that everything is in tip-top shape before you drive it off the lot.
At this point, things will go one of two ways.
Either your teenager will maintain the vehicle, making sure that the tires have the appropriate air pressure, the oil is changed regularly, and the fluids are flushed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, or they’ll ignore all of this, because they don’t understand the importance of staying on top of these types of things.
What this ultimately means, is that the car will live a long and happy life, or the engine will quit far sooner than necessary.
Why are we talking about cars in a HVAC blog?
Well, because your HVAC system is a lot like a vehicle. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. If you ignore the maintenance guidelines, you’ll find yourself in place where you need to pay for expensive repairs, or an even more expensive replacement, much sooner than needed.
Pay attention to weird sounds
If you come home one day and you realize your HVAC system, furnace or central AC unit is making some strange noises, this isn’t something you should ignore. You’ll want to contact a trusted Longmont HVAC service provider right away.
Noises tend to be indicative of one or more problems—and ignoring a problem with your heating and/or cooling system will not make it go away. (Fun fact: ignoring small problems allows your small problems to turn into bigger ones.)
Clean air filters are a must
If you’re not checking your air filters on a monthly basis, you may want to consider adding a calendar reminder to your smartphone.
When filters become clogged, your HVAC system will need to work much harder to circulate air into your home. Not only will this put additional (and unnecessary) strain on the motor, it will lead to increases on your monthly heating and cooling bill.
If your HVAC motor experiences that type of strain for an extended period of time, it’s bound to end in a breakdown.
Speaking of airflow
In addition to keeping your air filters clean, you’ll want to make sure you don’t ignore your ductwork. When ductwork is dirty and clogged, not only is your HVAC system pumping dirty air throughout your home, it may also cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to.
If you have questions about the types of regular maintenance you will need to have done on your HVAC, furnace or central AC unit, call JM Heating and Cooling today.
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