Keeping an aging house in good condition can be hard work and it can get expensive. As years go by we start to notice that things just break down for no apparent reason. You fix a leaky faucet, then a socket that stopped working and so on. If you do the work yourself, you notice that there’s something every new every weekend. If you call a handyman, you start noticing how the repair bills start adding up.
Houses need consistent maintenance, there’s no way around it. And as you know by now, some repairs are more expensive than others. By now you have also noticed that the best thing you can do is to avoid repairs altogether. So when it comes to your home’s HVAC, here are 3 things to keep an eye out for.
Your Utilities Bill Is Increasing
One of the first signs that it’s time to call your heater service is that you notice that your utilities bill seems to be increasing. During summer or winter, your utilities bill should remain reasonably consistent from one year to the next. There shouldn’t be any sudden increases. Of course, assuming that there haven’t been any major changes in your home’s conditions. Like the amount of people living there.
The cause for your utilities bill to increase is that your HVAC system is being forced to work harder, in other words, it’s not as efficient as it used to. The usual suspects are your home’s ductwork, roof insulation, and the heater and air conditioner. Taking a look at the system as a whole is the best way to determine what combination of things is affecting your system’s efficiency.
Your Home Doesn’t Cool Down as Quickly as It Used To
Your home’s ability to stay cool depends on many things. As we mentioned before, your HVAC is a system that has many parts that need to work together. However, if your home isn’t cooling down as quickly as it used to you should take a look at your air conditioner. To start off, how old is it? If your AC has been in service for more than 10 years, it may be time for a replacement.
You Don’t Remember When Was the Last Time You Serviced Your HVAC System
When was the last time you cleaned your ducts? How about your roof’s insulation? Are there any refrigerant leaks in your air conditioner?
There are many things in your HVAC system that need maintenance, and as we all know, the best way to keep everything working the way it should is by scheduling periodic maintenance. If you don’t remember the last time that the whole system was checked by a HVAC companies you should call them today. It’s the best way to save money.
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