People in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, often take their heating systems for granted. However, when your system breaks down, it is inconvenient, potentially dangerous, and can lead to costly repairs. Although it may not be possible to completely prevent heating repairs, there are a few simple ways to minimize HVAC problems.
Change the Filter
Dirty filters are the primary reason that heating and cooling equipment stops working. Units must have adequate airflow for heat exchange. When filters become clogged, dirt, animal dander, and other airborne pollutants bypass the filter and enter the system. When this happens, ducts, coils, and other components can become coated with grime. This overtaxes the unit and uses more energy to operate. Eventually, the system could stop working altogether. Examine filters regularly, ideally once a month or so, and clean or change them when they are dirty. Clean filters can reduce running costs by up to 15%.
Inspect the Unit
Frequent inspection of system components can identify potential problems before they become big, costly problems. If you have a gas or oil furnace, an inspection of burners, ignition systems, piping, and connections is important for safety and energy efficiency. Cracks in the heat exchanger or other components can emit toxic gases.
Have Seasonal Tune-ups
Seasonal tune-ups by certified heating and AC contractors are one of the most cost-effective and reliable ways to prevent HVAC repairs. During a scheduled maintenance session, technicians inspect each component of the system, including electrical connections, the condensate system, thermostat, coils, and filters. Refrigerant is checked for the AC, and furnace components are checked during a fall heating system tune-up.
Assurance Heating & Air Conditioning provides a full suite of heating services, including repairs, preventive maintenance, and new installations. We emphasize customer service, backed by free service quotes and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
To schedule maintenance or find out about our annual maintenance plans, call (847) 388-0316. We offer 24-hour emergency service.