Nothing beats having a heating system to provide indoor warmth when it’s cold outside. As long as it functions properly, you probably don’t give the cost of heating your home much thought. However, certain mistakes can lead not only to higher energy bills, but could also shorten the lifespan of your HVAC equipment.
As you keep your home comfortable this heating season, our Hader heating and cooling experts recommend that you avoid these HVAC mistakes.
Running your HVAC unit full blast. Cranking up the heat on your furnace to the highest setting does more harm than good. While you may think it’s the fastest way to heat up your home, it’s actually forcing the heating unit to operate longer to reach the set temperature. Always set your unit to the desired temperature and wait for your space to warm up. A bit of patience is all it takes to help you save on energy costs.
Not cleaning the air filter. The air filter is one of the most important components of your heating system. Our Hader HVAC pros recommend that you clean it every three months, or perhaps even more frequently, depending on how often you use the unit for your heating needs. By so doing, you’ll improve your home’s indoor air quality, increase the system’s efficiency and extend its lifespan.
Failing to schedule maintenance at the right time. Maintenance is essential in keeping HVAC problems at bay. However, it should be done at the right time. A critical mistake you should avoid is scheduling a tune-up in the middle of winter when outdoor temperatures are at their lowest and technicians tend to be busy. If you haven’t already prepped your unit for winter, be sure to get in touch with your local HVAC contractor as soon as possible.
Turn to Hader Solutions for All Your Heating Needs!
Hader Solutions is the leading heating and air conditioning company for all your HVAC needs. No matter the season, our expert technicians are ready to assist you with repairs, replacements and maintenance. Give us a call at (513) 661-1910 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate or schedule a service. We serve homeowners in Cincinnati and the surrounding communities.