The Most Common Reason for HVAC System Breakdowns & Tips to Avoid Them

Having your air conditioner or heating system breakdown at any time of the year is never fun. Often times it can be a simple fix that you local technician can repair quickly. But neglect of your HVAC system is often a leading cause of damage that can lead to costly repairs and premature failure of your HVAC system.

The best thing to do in order to prevent breakdowns is to perform routine yearly inspections and tune ups to keep your system in top shape for years to come. Check out our infographic below for more information on the most common reasons for HVAC system breakdowns along with some maintenance and money saving tips!

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If you have any questions or would like to chat with someone regarding your HVAC system you can contact National Air Warehouse for more information. Know of a common reason for breakdowns that was not included in the infographic? Please share your thoughts on the comments below.

Summer Furnace Maintenance Tips for Optimal Operation

The warmer months are perhaps the last time of the year you are thinking about furnace maintenance and upkeep, for obvious reasons. But we believe on the contrary, because it’s never too early to ensure that your furnace is functioning at peak levels before the cold arrives, and by then, it’s too late.

So to keep your furnace working properly and as designed, here are some excellent summer maintenance tips for you or a trained professional to complete.Furnace maintenance

– Inspect your filter. Perhaps the easiest step in maintaining your furnace is to replace your filter about once every three months during peak operation. Begin each warming season with a new furnace.

– Clean the dirt from all places, not just in obvious spots. Dirt can clog your furnace and stop it from functioning.

– Check ducts for proper air flow. Look for leaks in duct-work in between connection points and where duct tape is present.

– Test your pilot light and burner to make sure that they are working.

– Lubricate all moving parts, and apply oil where needed. Some moving parts require annual lubrication. If possible, check your user manual for more information.

– Check your furnace exhaust port. If your furnace is connected to your chimney, check your flue for debris. Clean accordingly.

– Perform, or have a carbon monoxide test done. Or better yet, install a carbon monoxide meter in the area where your furnace resides.

– Turn on the unit and listen for any odd noises that aren’t typical for your furnace. A strange noise is a sign that something worse is going on mechanically.

This type of maintenance is not only important for older furnaces, but also for new models as well. If you have a warranty, and you believe that your furnace is faulty, refer to your warranty about replacement or parts. Following the tips above should help to increase the lifespan of your furnace and and keep you for having to buy a replacement furnace sooner than you need to.

For additional information on how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to National Air Warehouse any time for help.