What Are the HVAC Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid This Fall?

Fall is already underway, which means it’s time to give your heating system some care and attention to ensure it performs optimally over the colder months. When tackling maintenance for this essential appliance, make sure you steer clear of certain mistakes. Best-in-class HVAC expert Stone Heating and Air will walk through them below.

HVAC Maintenance Mistakes

Neglecting Regular Maintenance

It’s easy to forget about your HVAC system when it’s running smoothly. You go about your daily chores, comforted by the warm air flowing from the vents. But here’s the problem: neglecting regular maintenance can lead to small issues escalating into bigger, more expensive problems. Regular check-ups conducted by a professional HVAC maintenance company helps prevent this. They can spot and rectify minor issues before they turn into costly repairs.

Ignoring Strange Noises 

Your HVAC system isn’t supposed to sound like a haunted house. Clanking, humming or hissing indicate potential problems, and ignoring these unusual noises can cause serious damage over time if not addressed promptly. So, always pay attention and call a professional when any of these sounds become apparent.

Overlooking Duct Cleaning 

Another common mistake is overlooking the importance of duct cleaning. Over time, your ducts can accumulate dust, debris and other allergens, compromising the air quality in your home and the efficiency of your HVAC system. Regularly cleaning your ducts ensures your system runs smoothly and your home stays cozy and clean.

Not Changing Filters Regularly

We’re sure you’ve heard this one before, but it bears repeating. Not changing your filters regularly can lead to a myriad of problems. Dirty filters restrict airflow, straining your system and reducing its efficiency. Plus, they can cause unpleasant odors. Before the next few months become colder, make sure to check the filters and either clean or replace them promptly.

DIY Repairs 

While we admire the DIY spirit, some things are best left to the professionals. Attempting to fix HVAC issues on your own can lead to more damage and even potential safety risks.

Avoiding these common HVAC mistakes this fall will save you time, money and the hassle of unexpected repairs. As your local HVAC specialists, Stone Heating and Air is committed to keeping your home warm and cozy all fall and winter long. Call us at (541) 855-5521, or fill out this contact form to get started.

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