It’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner. Now is the time to contact your favorite experts on HVAC in Charlotte, NC, to conduct a service check on your home’s air conditioner. No one wants a surprise when flipping on the AC switch, and the last thing you want is to spend the rest of spring all the way to summer without decent air conditioning.
1. Replace the filters – While filters are the easiest part of maintaining your heating and cooling system, they are often forgotten and neglected. Start fresh with new filters and make it a routine to regularly check filters. Even reusable filters need a good rinse. If you are not sure how often to change filters, schedule a monthly filter check and then mark your calendar accordingly.
Have your Charlotte furnace repair completed before the frigid air arrives so you can stay warm and toasty all winter long.
As home owners, we quite often forget to have the furnaces checked before the frigid, artic air rolls in. Then, as Murphy’s Law would have it, on the coldest night of the year, the furnace goes out. Spending the night shivering, wrapped in blankets waiting for the repairman to arrive is no fun. If only we had remembered to have the furnace checked before the cold air arrived.
A cold snap hits your area and you change your thermostat setting to “Heat” for the first time this season. If you do not have warm air blowing out of your vents, it may be time to call a NATE certified Charlotte HVAC contractor for a furnace repair. Why NATE certified? This certification stands for “North American Technical Excellence” and is given to professionals who have completed testing and are proven to be the best in the industry for HVAC services. Patterson Heating and Air’s HVAC technicians are NATE certified, and are committed to providing high quality services, such as furnace maintenance, installation and repairs, for customers in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Heating units typically show signs before they break down. These issues can help you identify when you to have your heating repair work performed before the cold weather arrives.
No one wants to spend a night shivering in the cold, waiting on a heating repair technician to come out and fix their heat. Have your furnace checked now to ensure that it is heating properly and none of the issues below are evident. If there are issues, better to have your heating repair completed now, instead of in the middle of night.
Unfortunately heating units don’t last forever. Homeowners will typically need a new heating installation at least once during their lifetime. Although most heating units offer early warning signs (like making funny noises when it starts up to being repaired more often) no homeowner wants to suffer through a cold, wintry night. Planning and preparing for a new heating installation early can prevent this from happening.
Tips for a New Heating Installation
If you are looking for a new heating unit in Charlotte, then you should also consider buying an ENERGY STAR qualified heat pump to lower your energy costs. Remember when buying a heat pump, you want to make sure to look at the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) as it is used to measure the heating efficiency of your unit.
Have you noticed that, during the summer, you weren’t getting consistent cooling, yet your energy bills were skyrocketing? You might also have been bothered by some unexplainable noises coming from the unit. These are just among the surest signs that you need HVAC repair and maintenance as soon as possible.
Even without these tell-tale signs of trouble, you still need to have regular maintenance performed on your system, primarily by replacing the filters as needed. Additionally, have your system inspected by professionals to make sure all parts are still working optimally after their long hours of operation this past summer.
A malfunctioning thermostat often results in uncomfortable fluctuations in room temperature. The room may be too cold one minute, and then feel hot the next. The thermostat is failing to sense the room’s temperature, or it is feeding incorrect information to the HVAC system regarding cycling times. To determine whether the thermostat has failed, shut down power to the HVAC system, and then push the thermostat’s fan switch from “Auto” to “Run.” Make sure that the settings on the thermostat are as set correctly. Make sure it is set to “AC” then set the thermostat at least 5 degrees higher than your normal setting. Check that the system comes on. If it doesn’t, but the fan continues to run, there may be malfunction with your thermostat.