18 Dec Keep up with HVAC Repair to Keep the Cold Out This Winter
The holiday season is upon us and if you are one of the many people who are hosting family and friends in your home this year, your home will be bustling with people before you know it. During the winter months here in North Carolina, you never know when the weather is going to turn bitterly cold, but you can expect temperatures to be fairly low. The last thing that you want to happen when guests come to visit is for your heating unit to mess up and for there to be a need for an HVAC repair.
At Biggs HVAC, we want to help you ensure that your guests are not left in the cold during their visit with you. When it comes to HVAC units, a combination of DIY maintenance, professional inspection and HVAC repair can make all the difference.
Your HVAC unit is one of your homes most expensive systems. While it may be tempting to turn the heater up drastically when it’s cold outside, it would be better to set it to a reasonable temperature for most of the time and only increase the temperature by a couple of degrees periodically if you need to. Fluctuating between several degrees can put pressure on your HVAC unit that can cause it to malfunction, especially concerning older heating units. The Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter. It is possible that once your aging HVAC unit has been overworked you will be looking at an HVAC replacement instead of an HVAC repair.
If you have curtains, open them during the day, specifically when the sun is at its highest. The sun will warm your home, helping to keep your heater from becoming worn out. Also, check the seal on your windows and doors. Repair any faulty seal that you find. How is the insulation in your attic space? Properly installed insulation will allow heat to stay in your home, instead of escaping. Change your air filters regularly. It is essential for the health of your HVAC unit and will help to prevent costly HVAC repairs.
Having your HVAC unit inspected annually can save you time and money on an HVAC repair in the long run. Call Biggs HVAC to schedule an inspection on your heating unit today at (910) 329-8288!