How is your heating and air conditioning system working for you? While you might think everything is rosy, there are some things you could do to make it work more effectively and efficiently. Take a look at three common HVAC mistakes you could be making.
Mistake #1: Not Changing Your Air Filter
When was the last time you changed the air filter on your HVAC system? If you can’t remember, you’re definitely overdue. The filter works to protect the equipment from dust and dirt while also helping keep your indoor air cleaner. For a more energy-efficient unit and cleaner air, change your filter every three months.
Mistake #2: Skipping the Programmable Thermostat
If you’re still using an old, outdated thermostat, you’re making a big mistake. Not only are you missing out on a user-friendly way to keep your house comfortable, but you’re also missing out on energy savings as well. Upgrading your thermostat to a programmable or smart model can help you save money on your heating and cooling bills and allow you to program your HVAC system to customize your comfort.
Mistake #3: Skipping Service
Just like your car, your HVAC system needs regular tune-ups and TLC. Skipping those twice-yearly service calls is a big mistake that can reduce efficiency and increase the need for repairs. Keeping your system in tip-top shape means it will continue to work for you and keep your home comfortable year-round.
Are you making some of these common mistakes with your heating and air conditioning system? Never fear, you’re not alone. For more information on keeping your HVAC system running right and avoiding costly mistakes, contact the G+S Heating Air Energy Services team.