Preventing Major HVAC Repairs

October 18, 2016
Ross and Witmer

There are purchases that we make that bring us joy and happiness, such as airline tickets to see family at the holidays, a new phone, or some other electronic gadget. Then there are purchases that may not bring us joy, but are necessary, such as new tires, a dentist visit, and HVAC repairs on your Charlotte, North Carolina, home. But, you can take your HVAC system’s future into your own hands by being diligent in how you treat it.

Program for Efficiency

Sweating in your home during very warm weather is no fun, and we don’t want you to find yourself in need of emergency HVAC repairs. To prevent the need for major HVAC repairs, consider using your air conditioning more efficiently, and perhaps, less often. This should be easy, as fall and cooler temperatures are fast approaching. Make sure you’re using a programmable thermostat to increase the temperatures while you’re away and asleep and lowering the temperature when you’re active in your home, such as cooking dinner or playing with kids. If you’re worried about being too hot, there are plenty of ways to stay cool even when your AC isn’t running.

Get Routine Maintenance

As your HVAC system gets older, it’s even more imperative to seek help for regular upkeep to avoid emergency repairs. Some systems over 10 years old may need to be replaced, but if your system has had routine care throughout its life, it’s very likely you’ll be able to get a few more years of use before replacement is necessary.

Replace Those Filters

It’s not easy to remember, but this small task can really save you money down the road. Replacing your air filters monthly will let your HVAC system work efficiently, cool your home for less money, and keep you from needing emergency repairs.

A bonus of doing regular maintenance on your HVAC is that it will make the system more energy efficient and save you money. Whether you’re just calling to schedule regular maintenance or you find yourself with an HVAC emergency, give Ross and Witmer a call at 704-392-6188.

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