Winter is here in Louisville, Kentucky, and keeping your home warm will be vital during the cold season. Knowing how to avoid emergency HVAC repairs is something we should all be thinking about this time of year. Thankfully, there are a few ways to avoid an emergency call by following these four tips.
Change Your Air Filters
Changing or cleaning your filters is an easy way to maintain your system and avoid an emergency. Since this should be done regularly, it’s a good way to check the system at the same time and avoid a bigger issue later.
Clean Your Yard
Clearing the debris away from the area around your system will help it to work more efficiently. A buildup of leaves and other organic items around your system prevents adequate air circulation, so a debris-free zone is necessary.
Do Not Close Vents
While closing vents to save on heating might seem like an efficient way to heat your home faster and use less energy, air pressure can build up in the system, causing too much stress on your entire HVAC system. This should never be done as a way to save money or efficiency. Too much pressure can cause serious damage to your system.
Watch Your Bills
Keeping a close eye on changes in your monthly heating and cooling bills can help keep your system up and running, as well. If you notice a dramatic increase in your monthly statement, there is a good chance something isn’t working properly or efficiently. When you start noticing the bill rise, its time to call in a professional to help troubleshoot. Responding quickly to heating issues can prevent the expense of a major repair.
Keeping your furnace running smoothly this winter will help to make this heating season much more comfortable. We at Chapman Heating and Cooling can help you keep your system running efficiently and would be happy to service your home in the Louisville, Kentucky, area. We are available at (502) 245-9240 to help you with all of your heating and cooling needs.