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Aug 08 2022

Tips to Prevent Overloading Your HVAC System

It keeps you cool during the scorching heat of the summer, and it warms you up when outdoor temperatures drop. Your HVAC system is a crucial element of your building and should be treated as such. Though it takes care of most of the work, it could use a hand every now and then. In this article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing, we will go over some ways you can prevent overloading and overwhelming your HVAC system. If you need a reliable HVAC company to take care of your air conditioning repair or heater repair, then give Rooter Hero Plumbing a call. Our dedicated technicians are on standby to deliver emergency HVAC repair today.

Keep Up with Routine Maintenance

If you want to enjoy a true peace of mind, then hire trained and certified technicians to perform regular maintenance and tune-ups once every two to three years. There is a lot of nitty-gritty work that goes into a multi-point tune-up, and experienced technicians are best equipped to get the job done right. Routine maintenance will clean out any gunk and muck in the system, fine-tune the many components, and keep your system running at optimal levels for as long as possible.

Replace Filters

You want only the cleanest air flowing through the HVAC system, and the filters play a leading role. The air filters capture allergens, dander, dust, and all sorts of debris so that the air in your living space is as pure as possible. However, the filters can only hold so much junk. Eventually, you will have to replace those air filters. Generally, this is done once every two to three years. If you have a lot of pets living with you and/or people with allergies and respiratory issues, then change the filters more frequently.

Check Around the Vents and Outside Components

The HVAC system is a complex one, but it essentially pulls in air from outside and either heats it up or cools it down before distributing it throughout your living spaces. The system also pulls air out of the home and ejects it outdoors. If there are obstructions or blockages, then the HVAC unit will have to work harder to achieve its goal. Check around the air vents and outdoor components and clear them of blockages. Obstructions include furniture, carpets, bushes, leaves, and so forth. You should also clean the condenser coils or have them cleaned professionally. This service is usually included in routine maintenance services.

Consider the HVAC Unit’s Age

If your HVAC system is over 15 years old, then it might be getting too old. Though routine maintenance and tune-ups help, there comes a time when too many of the components begin to wear out, corrode, or break down. Eventually, you will have to replace the unit if you want to enjoy the premium efficiency you once enjoyed. Modern HVAC units boast a ton of new features and improved efficiency. Call Rooter Hero Plumbing if it is time for your HVAC replacement. We are happy to help you choose and install your new HVAC system.

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