Thinking about buying a house? As a soon-to-be or new homeowner, it’s essential to educate yourself about how to maintain your HVAC system. In addition to being the most expensive and complex system in your home, a well-maintained HVAC system is critical for you and your family’s health, safety, and comfort.
We’ve put together some tips below to help you stay on track with HVAC maintenance and get the most out of your system.
Get a separate HVAC inspection before you move in.
During the homebuying process, consider scheduling a separate HVAC inspection with a qualified specialist. Did you know that the average home inspection does not include a detailed HVAC inspection? A separate inspection from a licensed and trained HVAC technician will give you a much clearer picture about the condition of your new home’s system and give you the opportunity to request repairs or replacement before closing.
Schedule regular professional maintenance.
Every homeowner dreads a major HVAC failure during the middle of summer or the coldest parts of winter, but with regular HVAC inspections, you can minimize your chances of needing these expensive emergency repairs.
Just like getting a regular tune-up and oil change for your car, annual or semi-annual HVAC inspections help keep things running smoothly and identify small problems before they turn into bigger and more costly issues. The Department of Energy recommends that you schedule your pre-season inspections in the spring and fall to avoid longer wait times with HVAC technicians. At Jennings, we offer a Rewards Club to help keep you on track with regular preventative maintenance.
Use high-quality air filters and change them regularly.
Not all air filters are the same. You may save a few bucks now with a lower-quality, cheap air filter, but still pay more in the longer term with higher energy bills from decreased HVAC efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency has also found that upgrading the air filter in your HVAC system is an effective way to improve indoor air quality by reducing the indoor air pollutants that circulate in your home.
The Department of Energy advises homeowners to check air filters once a month and change it every three months at a minimum. If your air filter looks dirty at the one- or two-month marks, change it. A qualified HVAC technician can advise you on the best air filter for your system and needs.
Your HVAC system is very complicated, and poorly executed repairs are not only more likely to cost you more money in the long run, but they can also create safety hazards. When something goes awry in your HVAC system, call a trustworthy professional for timely, safe, and highquality repair services.
The Department of Energy recommends that homeowners read up on license and insurance requirements for HVAC contractors and ask for referrals from friends and neighbors. Homeowners in northeast Ohio can trust Jennings Heating and Cooling for quality HVAC repairs and maintenance. Our technicians are North American Technician Excellence (NATE)-certified, a nationally recognized and respected certification for HVAC technicians. Jennings Heating and Cooling has received thousands of five-star ratings across online reviewing platforms. Your friends and neighbors aren’t just using our services, they’re recommending us!
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If you just moved into a new home and need an HVAC company you can trust—we’re your team! Trust the experts at Jennings Heating and Cooling to help with all your HVAC needs. Contact us today to learn more or to set up a maintenance appointment.