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Brigham City
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An HVAC system requires proper maintenance to increase the system's efficiency and prolong its lifespan. Any mistake in the installation or the maintenance of the HVAC system may affect its operation and possibly cause additional costs for repairs. If you plan to buy an HVAC unit or replace your old one, here are five HVAC mistakes that you should avoid with your new unit.

1. Restricted Air Distribution

Your air conditioner and heater require a proper air distribution system. The heater, for instance, takes in cold air, warms the air, and then distributes the heated air into your house. The vents must be fully open for proper distribution of the heated air. The same applies to the air conditioner.

Some homeowners close the air vents to save on energy costs, which is not a good idea. You should also always check your HVAC unit's duct system to ensure that the unit does not have any leaks. Restricting the air vents can increase your energy bills, damage the unit, and provide unsatisfactory heating and cooling.

2. Poor Drain System or Exhaust

Modern HVAC units come with well-designed drainage systems to get rid of the units' wastes. For instance, air conditioners have a drain system that removes the excess condensed water. Excess moisture from the condensation process can affect the air conditioners' efficiency, and that's why the drain system is important.

On the other hand, the heating system needs an exhaust to remove the harmful gases. One of those gases is carbon monoxide, which the HVAC unit produces during the conversion of cold air to warm air. You should always ensure that your HVAC unit has an operational drain system and exhaust to increase efficiency and safety.

3. Extremely High Temperature Settings

You may be tempted to set the heater's temperature setting higher than normal when it gets cold. However, excessively high temperatures can only increase your energy bills.

You should be patient when you turn on the heater, no matter how cold the house is. Within a short while, your home should be warm. Similarly, you should not make extreme adjustments to your air conditioner when the house is too warm. If you have a smart thermostat, it should regulate air temperatures in the house automatically.

4. Lack of Regular Inspection and Maintenance

As one of the most valuable assets in your home, the HVAC unit requires regular inspection and maintenance. During these regular checkups, the HVAC professional should check if the unit parts are intact, including the filters, the vents, and the drains.

If there is an issue with the unit, the expert should repair them or recommend a replacement if the damage is extensive. Regular HVAC inspection can also prevent an excessive rise in your energy bills.

5. Incorrect HVAC Size

The size of your HVAC unit should match the size of your house. You should not get a smaller HVAC unit if your house is big. The small unit may struggle to cool or warm your large house, and the excessive running may damage some parts or shorten the HVAC's lifespan.

Similarly, if you buy a big HVAC unit for a small house, you may cause a surge in your energy bills. If you plan to get a new HVAC unit, compare the available options in the market first to get the best fit for your home. You can seek expert help in the HVAC selection process for the best results.

You can avoid most of the above HVAC mistakes by working with an experienced HVAC contractor. Dick Kearsley Service Center offers HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance services at affordable prices. Contact our team for any issues regarding your HVAC unit


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