HVAC Do's & Don'ts for Homeowners

Air conditioners and heat pumps are long-term investments. Your HVAC system is there to provide you comfort from long cold or warm days and nights. The quality of the air you breathe depends on it. It is only right that you know how to take care of your system properly. 
 
A simple dos and don’ts list will definitely go a long way to help you out, without having to look for a maintenance man to do it. Below is such list, and if you follow these to a T, you don’t have to worry about your HVAC system breaking down every now and then.
 

Do close those windows

It is simple math. If something is open, it is considered an invitation for something to get in. And for your windows at home, this is oh so true. If your window is not closed,  then your home is susceptible to dust, allergens, and other pollutants. The quality of the air you breathe gets compromised. If you can’t help but open those windows from time to time, then make sure to invest in good curtains or blinds.
 

Do not keep adjusting the temperature

When dealing with temperature for your HVAC system, you need to make up your mind. Set a consistent temperature for the day. What’s the reason behind this? Well, your system works harder if it has to keep on switching between different temperatures. You can also choose to let your system run at lower operating, but longer levels. It is more cost-effective that way.  
 

Do clean your AC units regularly

This one requires the expertise of a certified professional HVAC technician, that is if you want it done properly. Your condenser coils, panel doors, and filters need to be cleaned thoroughly for them to function better as a whole. Remember, getting your AC cleaned is not only financially beneficial for you in the long run, it is also a preventive way to get rid of illnesses related to poor indoor air quality.
 

Do not use registers, Do use a zoning system

It is best to use a zoning equipment instead, compared to registers. Remember, that your equipment is only able to cool a specific square footage of your home space. What the zoning system does is control the temperature of all the rooms or spaces in your house, so that no energy is wasted. This is also so that your system does not have to work that hard. 
 

Do replace your filters

Dirty, unmaintained filters can cause you bigger problems if you don’t replace them when there’s a need to. The way your furnace and air conditioning filters function affects the entire system as a whole. You don’t want to risk neglecting them until they already have impacted the entirety of the system’s function. Bad furnace filter equals bad air quality and discomfort.
 

Do not attempt to tamper with lines, cables, and units

Take note of this for your own safety. Always contact a certified technician like the friendly professionals at TDI Air to look at any irregularities in the system that you have observed. Safety first.
 
Most importantly, if you do not know what to do, and do not want to risk touching and tinkering with your system, then you should call the experts. Call us now at (903) 597-8381 or request a service visit online, and let us show you why East Texas residents have been relying on TDI Air for over 50 years!

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