Today is the day to fool, not be the fooler! And with Spring officially here, and summer coming right around the corner, we wanted to remind you of all the silly and somewhat foolish HVAC mistakes we’ve seen far too often. So to not spend the spring making a ton of foolish mistakes, here’s what to avoid:
1. Keeping An Outdated HVAC System
A common yet foolish mistake that many homeowners make is the lack of getting an upgraded HVAC system. Unfortunately, your system has a lifespan and when you exceed that, you’ll be left with a noisy, inefficient and costly HVAC. Rule of thumb, if your system is over ten years, it might be time for an update.
2. Shutting Air Vents
If a room isn’t be utilized, it might seem like the best thing to do would be to shut the air supply to it, to save energy, but this does more harm than good. By shutting your vents, you are not fooling your system, and you’ll still be running the same amount of air than if they were open. Saving you nothing and increase pressure in the air duct, possibly leading to damage. Instead, consider investing in home zoning.
3. Avoiding Tune-Ups
Another appointment, another additional cleaning, we get it — it seems like a lot, and if your system is running, why bother with tune-ups? Well, for HVAC Maintenance there are far more benefits than man realize. For starters, regular tune-ups can help you spot any minor little issues, before they become major, saving you money in the long run. Regular visits will prevent you from a breakdown, improve your cooling costs and ensure you have better air quality. If you have an HVAC system, you should always get regular maintenance on it.
Mistakes happen, and if you find yourself making any foolish heating or plumbing mistakes, that now needs a repair, Scott Hale Plumbing, Heating & Air is the intelligent choice in the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today!