Your heating and air conditioning are the heartbeat of your home. If they are not kept in tip-top order, you might be in for a very uncomfortable surprise with a costly HVAC repair. Regular maintenance will help keep your system in better working order.
The best defense against a costly repair is taking care of your HVAC system. Keeping your heating and air conditioning in great working order will extend its working life.
HVAC System Maintenance and Repair
Keeping your HVAC system working and maintained will make sure it lasts you a long time. It is much cheaper to get regular maintenance than have to pay costly repairs or even replace the system.
Have a professional check over your system on a regular basis. Ideally, you want to do it before you need it. In the spring and fall are the best times.
Get them to check the heating system before the winter hits and the air conditioner before you need it during the hot months. They will be able to find any existing or potential problems there may be.
Just some of the things they will look for include:
- Check for gas leaks
- Check vents for blockages
- Make sure the thermostat is working properly
- Check of other types of leaks
- Check for other damages
If there are repairs that need to be done, get them done right away. Waiting will only male them worse. The longer you wait, the more expensive the repairs will be.
Also, if your unit is old, it’s smart to ask if repairing it will be the best solution or should you replace it. If it is at least 15 years old, you need to consider a replacement.
Get repairs done in seasonal weather. It is much more difficult and much more expensive to book repairs during peak season. It’s more difficult for the repair person and they are also much more in demand.
You may end up waiting for several days or even weeks. Plus, their fees may be much higher during the peak months, as well.
Always keep the area around the units clear of debris and other clutter. Don’t let furniture or boxes lean against units. Make sure they are free of any debris outside and in.
Keep filters clean and changes as often as needed. Use high-quality filters.
Clean the drain lines regularly to keep them from getting clogged up.
For your air conditioner, check for stale air, a higher than normal energy bill, strange sounds when you turn it on or while it’s running, and if it shuts off and on too often.
For your furnace, give your system a rest over the summer. Turn off the furnace’s humidifier water supply. Before it gets cold, have it inspected and filters and pads replaced.
But when it comes to DIY, the rule of thumb is, Don’t. Keep filters clean and changed and keep the air conditioner and heater free of debris but when it comes to actual maintenance, call a professional.
Always Call A Professional
Never attempt to do any types of repairs yourself. You could cause more damage, get injured, and end up paying far more than you needed to.
Beebe Heating and Air Conditioning are experts when it comes to maintenance and repair. We treat all of our Kansas City heating and air conditioning services with the respect, professionalism, and integrity they deserve, we have become the first choice for reliable HVAC services in the Kansas City area.
Contact us today for all your HVAC needs and repairs.