What Are HVAC Basics Every Homeowner Should Know?

Apr 22, 2022 | Canal, Blog, Canal Winchester, DIY, HVAC, OH, Ohio, Spring

Having an HVAC company you trust is essential as a homeowner! It’s important you have a service professional in this industry you can rely on. Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling would be ecstatic to assist you with all your HVAC needs. Of course, we want the best for you, your home, and your family. And for this reason, we want to stress how crucial it is for homeowners to know and understand the basics of maintaining an HVAC system. We don’t want you to get caught in a pickle if we can help it! So, without further ado, here are five basic things every homeowner should know and do for their residential HVAC system:

1. How Will I Know If There is Something Wrong with My HVAC System?

Usually, when an HVAC system has an issue going on, you will be able to tell with the signals it is sending you. These come in the form of unusual sounds and off-putting smells. Keep an ear out for clinking, banging, or squealing sounds and any funky odors that you typically would overlook. Identifying these types of signals will prove beneficial. Otherwise, letting these issues run their course without proper maintenance can lead to cost extensive problems.

2. Is It Important to Know What Kind of HVAC System I Have?

Although your HVAC system will function just fine whether you know what type it is or not, it is still helpful to know what kind of furnace and air conditioning system you have. Because there are various types of furnaces and air conditioners on the market, if an issue comes up with your system, it is always in a homeowner’s best interest to know what kind of units are in the house.

3. Why Is It Essential to Know the Age of My HVAC System?

The older a heating or cooling unit is, the less energy-efficient it becomes over time. Your system may have given you a good run, but keep in mind that older units consume more energy, thus leading to unnecessarily high energy bills. Keep in mind that it is also possible that your furnace and AC unit are not the same age. So be sure to check the age of both units.

4. How Often Should I Get My HVAC System Serviced?

Your furnace should receive a tune-up & safety check once a year in the fall. Likewise, your air conditioning unit should receive a tune-up & safety check once a year in the spring. These seasonal maintenance checks are vital to keeping up with the preventive maintenance of your HVAC system. When you schedule a tune-up & safety check with Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling, we check to confirm your system is running smoothly according to residential HVAC safety standards. So, if you haven’t yet booked your spring maintenance check, feel free to call us, and we will get you scheduled for our soonest available appointment!

5. Why Is Indoor Air Quality So Important?

Because negative indoor air quality can reap short-term and long-term side effects, it is crucial that homeowners address it as needed. In fact, the air quality inside a residence can be up to five times higher in pollution than outdoor air. Therefore, regularly changing out your air filters every 1-2 months is an easy way to stay on top of boosting air quality within your home. In addition, be sure to keep your vents and registers clear of dust buildup. Finally, remember that poor indoor air quality doesn’t only affect your and your family’s health. Clogged air filters, vents and registers, and ductwork can also strain your HVAC system, thus, overworking it and decreasing its lifespan.

If you are considering upgrading your HVAC system to a more energy-efficient system, or perhaps you have a concern with your current system, don’t hesitate to reach out! We would be honored to provide you with our five-star customer service. Call Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling today at (614) 524-4737, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here


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