Few people think about tuning up their HVAC systems as long as they are working as they should. But, if you wait for your unit to break down to call the maintenance and repair team, you will shorten its lifespan and compromise comfort in the house.
Worse still, you will incur high repair costs, which can be avoided with regular professional maintenance. Therefore, it is best to develop a preventive maintenance routine that takes care of issues before they get out of hand.
One important decision you'll need to make when you have a new heater installation done in your home is where to locate your heater. The following are six mistakes to avoid when choosing a location for a heater installation.
Putting a heater in a cramped spot
You don't want to have a heater installed in cramped quarters. There should be free space on all sides of your heater. Your heater should not be touching other nearby obstructions, including walls or other appliances.
Most central air installations fall into two broad categories: hardware replacements or new installs in homes without existing systems. While it might not initially seem like there's a vast gap between these two situations, the differences can be significant. In most cases, retrofitting a central air conditioner in a home without one requires more time, money, and effort.
Of course, the added costs are often worthwhile since they can improve your home's resale value while also making it more comfortable.
Whether you are replacing your home's central air conditioner or are installing one for the first time, one of the decisions that you will need to make has to do with its size. While looking over your various options, you may believe that you need the largest unit possible to keep your house cool. Or, you may think that you can save money by purchasing a smaller unit.
However, buying and installing an A/C unit that is too large or too small for your home is never a good idea.
Do you have a really old home? Have you noticed your heating pipes or radiators decaying over the years? While this is a fairly common problem, there are a few things to look out for. If you fix them early, you can take precautionary measures before the frost hits and make the decaying plumbing a big problem. Here's the low down on repairing rusty old plumbing before the winter months: