We always advocate regular inspections of your HVAC system, especially when seasons are about to change and you are bound to switch from regularly cooling your home to using the heating aspect of your system. Besides the basic tips you can follow to keep the quality of air in your home constant, it is rather useful to know your system and check it regularly to make sure everything is in working order. To keep it in top shape, pay attention to these important elements while your HVAC system is working!
Getting Things to Work
The process of starting up your system should run smoothly and without delay, and the same applies to the process of shutting down. If you have trouble with this, a thorough checkup might be in order.
Is the Air Flowing?
Vents need to be cleaned and unobstructed to allow for airflow, so inspect them and remove possible blockages.
Is Your System Working too Hard?
The thermostat is a precious piece of equipment and if not calibrated correctly it can cause your HVAC system to run inaccurately, subsequently causing your bills to increase.
Does it Smell Funny?
Check for peculiar odors once you start using your HVAC system. There are several reasons why this might happen, from debris piled up in the system to faulty electricals. If you cannot determine the cause, shut down the system and call professionals for help.
Good and Bad Gases
If your system operates on gas, pay attention to the gas pressure and check if the values are correct and adjust accordingly. Another important aspect you need to monitor is carbon monoxide emissions that can jeopardize your family’s safety. Install a carbon monoxide detector to be at ease.
Bulbs are Everywhere
Check the bulb temperatures both indoors and outdoors, and if necessary change them.
If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation with our team.