Your air conditioner got you through the summer, and you’ve tested your heater to be sure it will get you through the colder months. That’s all the reassurance you need, right?
Well, not all problems with an air conditioner or heater make themselves known as you run the system. When an air conditioner or heater breaks down, it’s usually because there was an issue with the system all along, and it worsened over time.
The ventilation system, the air ducts, could also be hiding problems that make your equipment less efficient and keep you less comfortable. That’s why you should focus on making many of those repairs today (especially during the off-season).
Most ductwork is leaking. The metal ventilation system running throughout the walls and crawlspaces of your home is not invincible, unfortunately. In fact, it may have had problems from the moment of its installation.
Leaks can develop over time thanks to air pressure and standard wear on the joints of the ducts. It’s also common for ductwork to be improperly installed thanks to contractors who are not qualified to do HVAC work.
When ducts leak, air goes into unoccupied spaces in the home. This wastes a lot of energy, and can cause your HVAC equipment to malfunction from overuse.
Faulty System Installation
Unfortunately, too many systems installed “for cheap” are built that way too. We can tell, when we go into an attic or other space to look at your air handler, whether your installer actually took time to properly install the equipment.
Sometimes, you’ll be stuck dealing with poor performance for a number of years. If the equipment is too small or too large for the space in your home, you may have to replace it completely. We think it’s better to do this sooner rather than wait for costs to add up and the equipment to break down completely.
This is a problem year-round, whether it’s hot or cold outside. Poor insulation may make it difficult for heat to stay in the home while your heater is running. It can also make it so that heat outside of the home easily comes in during summer. This can cause a lot of problems for your systems.
Adding insulation to your home may make it easier for your HVAC system to run smoothly and efficiently. This is an investment in your comfort.
Moderate Wear and Tear
Finally, a hidden issue you should fix sooner rather than later has to do with standard wear and tear on the system. This happens with time, but you can keep wearing components in better condition with routine maintenance. That’s how you find out that your system is wearing down in the first place!
The longer you wait to repair your HVAC system, the worse the problem can get. But a worn-down fan motor, a failing safety switch, or another type of problem may not show any symptoms. Call in technicians to inspect your systems at least once per year!
Schedule service for your HVAC in Port Neches today! Don’t hesitate, call Air Services Unlimited today for exceptional customer service. We appreciate this opportunity to earn your business!