Understanding that preventative maintenance will nearly always save money eventually, air conditioning and furnace units should be inspected regularly. Also, a majority of the time there are issues, which can be caught early to avoid major repair cost. Good maintenance includes not only professional maintenance before the heating or cooling season starts but some routine household maintenance during and throughout the year. Perhaps you are planning some work in or around your HVAC system, we encourage you to keep a few HVAC safety tips in mind.
The HVAC system if not maintained properly can become hazardous especially if you’re running it in a damaged condition. In order for it to continue providing the maximum energy efficiency, you must take proper care of it, and be sure to take note of anything that may seem out of order (such as, when the heater just isn’t hot enough). One of the most overlooked safety concerns when maintaining an HVAC system is carbon monoxide poisoning. Because carbon monoxide doesn’t have a smell or color it’s harder to detect with the naked eye, so to protect your home and loved ones keep a carbon monoxide detector inside your home where it will be easy to detect the poisonous gas. Keep all limbs and branches trimmed away from your outside units. Fallen branches can damage the fan and other components. If you notice your heater or furnace begins making funny noises, it could be a sign there is an eternal problem. Keeping your furnace running in great shape will prevent emergency repairs and service calls after hours. These HVAC safety tips will be sure to keep you safe and warm during cold winters.
Air Conditioning Safety
Everyone loves a nice cold burst of air from the air conditioner when they walk through their front door. It’s almost like a welcome home kiss from your house, and although this nifty little gadget is a God sent blessing during the summer months it also needs a little TLC during it’s off-season. During the winter months, be sure to turn down the setting of the air conditioner in order to not overwork the system when it isn’t needed. During the summer months, be sure to turn off the system when cleaning excess materials such as dust, leaves, or grass from the outside unit. Also, be sure to turn it off when dusting the evaporator coils. When dealing with any electrical issues from the machine, be sure to call a licensed technician to handle this. Air conditioning units should be checked on a regular basis to avoid more expensive problems later in the future. Preventative maintenance not only helps you avoid more costly repairs, but like your heater or furnace, keeping it in great shape will prevent those emergency repairs that usually occur on the hottest day of the season when you need your air conditioner the most.
Professional HVAC Maintenance
It’s rather obvious that if you want the best care, you should go directly to the source. It’s the same with your HVAC, to ensure the best care, be sure to call an American Standard Customer Care dealer like ADA Heating and Air. One of their highly trained professionals will personally come out to your home, run a diagnostic check, and fix any issue that may arise in their analysis. Instead of attempting to fix your unit yourself, the trained and certified expert technicians will ensure the best (and safest) service possible. They will also be able to provide you with HVAC safety tips you can use while maintaining your unit and the area around it.