Is Your HVAC System Wasting Money?

Is your Heat Ventilation Air Condition (HVAC) system outdated or not running efficiently? Do you have problems with water leaks, tripping breakers, loud noises and high electric bills?  If yes, it is time to stop wasting money.

Have your HVAC system repaired.  You should have a trained technician inspect and repair it. Or, you can do it yourself.  

DIY Repairs

You can conduct some of the repairs yourself and save money by not having to call out a technician.  One cost-effective approach is to purchase new air filters and replace them yourself.  It is recommended that you replace the filters every three months to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating in the HVAC system. Other repairs that you can do yourself include those associated with dirty coils and monitoring the programmable thermostat.  

An HVAC repair will save you the cost of having to purchase an entire unit. Simple measures you can take include:

  • Observing the age of your unit and its useful life

  • Recording the frequency of repairs

  • Determining the cost of repairs

  • Monitoring the increase in your energy bills

The HVAC Technician

Regular servicing by an HVAC technician would address some of the common problems associated with HVAC systems.  Some units may make loud sounds, leak water, and have a bad odor. You may also find that your breaker trips frequently, the fans stop cooling and some rooms are cooler than others.  If the repair is not done soon, additional problems may arise and cause you unnecessary expenses.

HVAC Repair Saves Money

If you have the traditional temperature control mechanism in your HVAC unit, think about upgrading it to the Programmable Thermostat, which automatically adjusts itself and saves energy for your home.  

There are also high-quality, durable, and environmentally friendly units available today.  As such, some of the traditional parts and chemicals have been replaced.  One such item is the R-410A refrigerant, which replaces the R-22 (Freon) previously used in air conditioning units.  By replacing your old HVAC unit with a more modern, efficient system will be easier on your wallet.

To help prevent your HVAC system from being a financial burden, make sure to consider the following before purchasing:

To protect your health and your wallet, contact a heating contractor if you start to notice problems with your HVAC system.

  • Size of unit(s) required

  • The design of the HVAC unit

  • Quality of the system

  • Availability of parts

  • Energy efficiency of the unit

Contact a company like Bill Rhiner's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for more information and assistance.