Patching an Old HVAC System
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Patching an Old HVAC System

When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.


Patching an Old HVAC System

4 Ways To Save On Heating Repairs

Mary Gonzalez

The heater in your home is one of the most important systems in your home during the winter. The heater is what keeps your family warm, especially during the colder parts of the evening. However, keeping your heater running can be expensive and can lead to potential damages that are going to cost you in repairs. Here are four ways to save on heating repairs:

  1. Call Right Away: Always be sure that as soon as you are aware of a problem, you call right away. Even if the problem is only the smallest noise, you are still going to save money if you call it in right away. This is because when you call, the professionals will come and provide a routine check up. If they notice that the small problem is something that is going to lead to a bigger issue, they will fix it right there and then. This then saves you on the cost of larger repairs down the road.
  2. Replace the Filters:  Before you start using your heater for the winter, always be sure to replace the filter. The filter is going to get really dirty over time since it collects a great deal of dust and other debris. If you run your heater while the air filter is dirty, it is going to cause your heater to work harder, which not only raises your energy bills, but puts your heater at a higher risk of breaking down. 
  3. Keep the Heater Clean: It's important that the vents to the heating system are clean from all dust, which can block air flow. You also don't want any boxes or fabric from curtains blocking the vents since this too blocks air flow. When you keep the area clean, you are ensuring that you are helping your heater run at full capacity. 
  4. Know When to Replace: At some point, replacing your heater is going to be necessary. If the heater is in need of repairs and is older than 15 years, you are probably going to want to consider replacement instead of opting for expensive repairs. Besides, newer heating systems are going to run more efficiently since newer systems are designed to be more energy efficient. 

When you know these four ways to save on heating repairs, you can be sure that you not only prevent and save on costly repairs, but you also keep your system running as energy efficient as possible. This in turn cuts down on energy bills each month. If you have question, contact a company like Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air.