It’s crucial to ensure your HVAC system is ready for the changing season. However, some well-intentioned maintenance efforts can lead to unintended consequences. To help you keep your heating and air conditioning system in top shape, Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning discusses six HVAC maintenance mistakes to avoid this fall.
1. Skipping Professional Inspection
Neglecting professional HVAC inspection is a mistake that can lead to hidden issues going unnoticed. An expert technician can identify potential problems, clean vital components and ensure your system operates efficiently during the fall season and beyond.
2. Overlooking Air Filter Changes
Ignoring air filter changes can diminish indoor air quality and strain your system. Clogged filters reduce airflow and efficiency, leading to higher energy bills and potential breakdowns. Regularly changing your HVAC filters helps maintain clean air and efficient operation.
3. Inconsistent Thermostat Settings
Frequent adjustments to your thermostat can confuse your HVAC system and increase energy consumption. Instead, find a comfortable temperature setting and leave it be. If you’re using a programmable thermostat, set a consistent schedule to optimize efficiency.
4. Neglecting Ductwork Inspections
Undetected leaks or damaged ductwork can lead to energy waste and inconsistent indoor temperatures. Fall is an excellent time to inspect ducts for any visible issues and ensure they’re properly sealed to prevent heat loss.
5. Overlooking Weatherization
Inadequate insulation and weather stripping can lead to energy loss, making your HVAC system work harder. Ensuring proper insulation, sealing gaps and adding weather stripping can help maintain a comfortable indoor environment while reducing energy expenses.
6. Blocking Vents and Registers
Furniture or objects obstructing vents and registers disrupt airflow, causing uneven heating and cooling throughout your home. Ensure these areas are unobstructed to help your system distribute conditioned air evenly, optimizing comfort and efficiency.
Remember, regular maintenance and prompt air conditioning and heating system repair are key to safeguarding the health of your HVAC system. For professional help with air conditioning repair or maintenance, you can count on Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us at (415) 522-0966 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in San Francisco, CA, and nearby areas.