Regular home maintenance is integral to ensuring that your house remains comfortable and retains value over time. Many homeowners opt for a regular paint job or fumigate their properties periodically to keep everything well-maintained. There are, however, some areas of the house where even the most vigilant may be making mistakes. The heating system, or the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, often goes unnoticed; until an issue arises, and by that time, the problem becomes serious enough for expert intervention, which is expensive and time-consuming.
Here is a short list of mistakes you may be making that might be shortening the life-span of your heating system and cause issues with regards to its functionality:
1. Delaying the change of air filters
Air filters purify the air so that the air entering your house is safe to breathe. Over time, however, the filters can become dirty and clogged as they accumulate everything from soot to pet hair. Not only does a clogged filter and a dirty air vent prevent the maximum flow of air, which forces you to turn up the heat or air conditioning, but it also means that the air is not being cleaned efficiently. Changing air filters every two months is a must. You can set a reminder to do so. It is an inexpensive way of keeping your heating system in good shape and cutting the cost of energy.
2. Neglecting leaks
Leaks and drafts are very harmful to the entire heating system. This is because it means that you have to increase the heat to get the desired temperature. A simple patching up of any leaks can cut your energy bill and increase the longevity of your heating system by years. Attics and basements are particularly prone to such leaks, and a regular inspection can help reduce the possibility of such issues.
3. Increasing the temperature on the thermostat or keeping the heat running
Having the heat on at all times, or turning it to the max may sound tempting in the cold winter months, but it will take years off your heating system. By doing so, you are overworking your heating system. It is better to set the heat at a reasonable level and wear warm clothes to keep comfortable. As for keeping the heat running, it is extremely wasteful. You can bear a little cold before the heat comes back on, so there is no need to keep the system running even when you are not at home.
4. Failing to get an annual checkup of your heating system
That’s right; you need to get your heating system professionally checked and tuned every year. Getting an expert to examine your heating system will help weed out problems promptly so you can have them nipped in the bud. This helps reduce the cost of repairs and increases the longevity of your heating system. Quick Air is a professional service that offers excellent maintenance and servicing, and will help you whether you are looking for installation, repairing, or maintenance of your heating system.
Many people do not realize just how critical it is to get expert help since your heating system is a highly technical one and requires expert intervention. So, aside from simple tasks like changing the air filters, it is best to contact Quick Air when it comes to resolving any issues relating to your heating system. Call us at 1300 730 896.