When you’re living the high life in your swinging bachelor’s pad, it’s easy to forget about your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (or HVAC) system. After all, as long as it’s keeping things cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it can fade into the background, leading you to think everything is fine. It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
But some wheels never squeak until it’s too late. It’s possible that you’re missing telltale signs, like increasing electric bills, air lacking in freshness, or a heater that labors to keep up with demands. And if that’s the case, and if you keep putting off calling someone in due to limited funds or worry that you’re just imagining things, you could end up with a larger repair on the horizon that could have been easily avoided through preventive maintenance and tune-ups.
Mounting bills and a difficulty performing are indicators that your pad needs maintenance, post-haste. The best way to address the needs of your HVAC is to be sure to hire professionals to perform seasonal maintenance. At the same time, there are a few simple steps you can follow to help you keep an eye on your system and anticipate problems before they arise.
Take a look at this infographic, originally syndicated by Aqua Plumbing & Air, to see the best ways to keep your HVAC humming along. Just remember not to try to perform repairs you’re ill qualified for; when the system breaks, it’s definitely time to call the experts.