411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Timber Products in Wet Environments

Although timber and water do not mix well, it is really hard not to use any wood at all in the bathroom. More often than not cabinets are made out...

on Nov 22, 2017

The Best Glass Garage Doors for Restaurants

Restaurants have different sizes and features. But so do garage doors. When they meet each other, they make the perfect pair for all the right...

on Nov 17, 2017

How to Pick the Right Refrigerator for Your Kitchen

Whether you love cooking or just enjoy being in the kitchen to grab a quick bite out of the fridge; there’s no denying the importance your...

on Nov 16, 2017

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Although in principle forklift batteries are similar to car batteries when it comes down to repairing them the process is very different. In...

on Nov 15, 2017

Why Sectional Doors are the Best Garage Door Option

One would think that an overhead garage door, which consists of many parts, and needs good care to remain safe will not t be so popular. But the...

on Nov 15, 2017

HVAC Maintenance Can Save Costly Repairs

by Guest on Jun 14, 2015


There are some things in your house that can cost you an absolute fortune to repair and replace. Home heating and air cooling systems are some one of those things. There are some very simple things you can do in order to keep your HVAC system running properly.

  1. Regularly replace your filter – Sound simple enough, replace your air filter on a regular basis. This is really a simple task for any homeowner to do. Undo a couple of latches, pull out the old filter and put in the new. However, there are many homeowners that do not do this. You should be replacing your air filter on at least a quarterly basis. The cleaner your filter the less your heating and cooling system has to work in order to pull the air from your home to heat and cool it. Not replacing your air filter puts un-needed stress on your HVAC system. The harder it works the lower the life of your system. 
  2. Clean your condenser – A very simple thing any homeowner can do. Once a month just take a house out and spray off your condenser. This gets the leaves, cobwebs, dust, grass and other gunk off the condenser. This allows the condenser to cool the air going into your home much more efficiently. 
  3. Sign Up For Regular Maintenance – Most heating and air companies offer a maintenance program for your HVAC systems. They will usually come out a few times a year and make sure everything is running properly and make sure nothing needs to be taken care of fixed or replaced. These programs often put you in the preferred list as well. What that means is that you will take priority over anyone else that is not on the maintenance plan when you need work done. This can mean the difference of being miserable and hot for a day instead of a week or two while you are waiting for your HVAC company to come out and fix the problem. 

Properly maintaining your HVAC system can help you units last much longer. But, there is more to it than that. By making sure that everything is running properly and is in a state to where it runs efficiently. You can also save a ton of money on utilities as well. If the unit is running efficiently it does not need to work as hard requiring more energy. The less energy you use, the less it is going to cost you.

Spending a little time and money now to prevent problems in the future is well worth it. Most HVAC companies charge between $100 to $150 per hour to service these units. Those prices could be more or less depending on the area you live in. Plan to pay around $5000 or more to have a new unit installed. Do yourself a favor, replace your filters regularly, keep your condenser clean and sign up for an HVAC maintenance program. 

Author

Guest

Guest

Random Articles

Odd Ways in Which Your Bathroom Could be Damaging Your Health

Everyone knows that they need to keep their bathroom clean in order to avoid any health problems, but there are some odd ways in which your...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Preparing Your House for Hurricane Season: Some Getting-Started Tips

There is no such thing as being too careful when it comes to protecting your house from hurricane damage. The hurricane season is just around the...

Safety / Security

How to Estimate the Interior/Exterior Coverage for my Paint Job

Before beginning a paint job on any property, it is necessary to undertake some steps of preparation to ensure that the task is completed...

Painting / Wallpaper

Insinkerator Garbage Disposal Repairs

Insinkerator garbage disposal unit playing up?  The following article provides information on common insinkerator problems, and their fixes....

Appliance / Repair

8 Best Ways You Can Organize Cabinets in Your Kitchen

Arranging kitchen cabinets is vital in order to make the kitchen look orderly. Better organization also helps you to easily access every item in...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017