HVACMaintenanceMay 25, 2023

Top 5 HVAC Repair Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

When it comes to HVAC repair, Comfort Masters has seen several common mistakes that can end up causing more harm than good. These mistakes can be costly and dangerous, so it’s important to know what they are and how to avoid them. To help you avoid these expensive mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of the most common blunders we’ve encountered over the years. 

Not Changing Air Filters Regularly

One of the most common mistakes people make in HVAC maintenance is not changing air filters regularly. Air filters should be changed at least once every three months or more frequently if you have pets or allergies. Dirty air filters can cause your HVAC system to work harder, leading to increased energy bills and potentially causing damage to your system. To avoid this mistake, set a reminder to check and change your air filters regularly.

Ignoring Strange Noises

Another mistake people make is ignoring strange noises coming from their HVAC system. If you hear banging, rattling, or other unusual sounds, it could be a sign of a larger problem. Ignoring these noises can lead to further damage and potentially even safety hazards. If you hear anything unusual, it’s best to call a professional to diagnose and repair the issue.

Skipping Regular Maintenance

Skipping regular maintenance is another common mistake people make. HVAC systems require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly and efficiently. This includes things like cleaning coils, checking refrigerant levels, and inspecting electrical components. Skipping regular maintenance can lead to increased energy bills, decreased performance, and potentially even safety hazards. To avoid this mistake, schedule regular maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician.

Attempting DIY Repairs

Attempting DIY repairs is another mistake people make. While some HVAC repairs can be done by homeowners, such as changing air filters, more complex repairs should be left to the professionals. Attempting DIY repairs can not only be dangerous but can also end up causing more harm than good. Always call a qualified HVAC technician to diagnose and repair any issues to avoid this mistake.

Waiting Too Long to Call for Repairs

Finally, waiting too long to call for repairs is another common mistake. If you notice any issues with your HVAC system, such as decreased performance, strange noises, or increased energy bills, it’s important to call a professional as soon as possible. Waiting too long can lead to further damage and potentially even safety hazards. To avoid this mistake, be proactive and call a qualified HVAC technician when you notice any issues.

Avoiding these top 5 HVAC repair mistakes can save you time, money, and potentially even your safety. Be proactive when it comes to addressing any issues with your HVAC system. When it comes to HVAC repair, no one has your comfort covered like Comfort Masters. Give us a Call today to schedule an inspection of your system.

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