411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Pros and Cons of a Home Move

Moving to a new place is a big decision that involves taking into consideration the many pros and cons of relocating. The move will come at a cost,...

on Apr 20, 2018

5 Warning Signs That You Need To Replace Your Windows

Windows can make or break your home decor. You might think there are not much of massive role windows play in the overall look of your home but...

on Apr 19, 2018

6 Reasons To Outsource Cleaning Services

Running an in-house cleaning service might look like a rewarding business in the long run, but contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more you...

on Apr 19, 2018

How to Start Your Real Estate Fix and Flip Business

If you’re looking for new career opportunities centered on real estate in 2018, consider home flipping. While real estate investing has long been a...

on Apr 19, 2018

Are Annual Maintenance Contracts For Your HVAC Unit Necessary?

A HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) system or unit is very important as it takes care of all the heating, ventilation and air...

on Apr 19, 2018

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

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Wallpaper Hanging Tips

Rarely walls and corners are straight, so it's best not to rely on the lines of the walls as guides when you are hanging paper. Simple tips...

Painting / Wallpaper

Understanding the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

The Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) Directive is a set of guidelines from the European community that dictates how electrical goods and...

Electrical / Lighting

Can I Clean My Home’s Air Ducts Myself?

As a DIYer we love to save money and do things just like the pros do. So what about HVAC systems? Is it possible to clean your own air ducts,...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

6 Home Projects You Should Undertake Next

When you’ve just finished one project in the home, your attention usually turns to what will come next. Here are 6 options for you to...

General Household

How to Make the Most out of a Small Kitchen

A kitchen isn’t merely a place to whip up your meals; it’s the centerpiece of your home. This is where family and friends gather, and where...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018