Common Bad HVAC Habits and How to Avoid Them
Old habits die hard. However when it comes to something expensive such as your HVAC system, it might be time to rethink your habits. Keeping the system clean and maintained, as well as using it wisely may be all you need to get more from it. To get the greatest benefit from your HVAC system, here are some habits you need to avoid:
1. Not Changing Your Filter
Your HVAC filter serves the crucially-important purpose of trapping airborne debris to keep it from collecting on and harming sensitive components. During the winter and summer, check the filter monthly and change it when necessary to keep your system running at its highest efficiency.
2. Adjusting the Thermostat Too Often
An HVAC system uses most of its energy during the process of starting up. You should always set the thermostat’s schedule, and let the system run accordingly. A better solution is setting a programmable thermostat schedule that matches your daily routine.
3.Trying to Clean Your System Yourself
While you can complete some tasks on your own, you should leave most HVAC maintenance to professionals. To keep all the components in optimal working condition, your HVAC system should be inspected, cleaned and tuned up twice a year by an experienced technician.