Do-It-Yourself HVAC Do’s and Dont’s

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Do It Yourself HVAC Do's and Dont's

HVAC Do's and Dont's. You may be able to troubleshoot your HVAC systems to a certain degree, but for bigger issues repairs and installations should be left to the professionals. Some of the troubleshooting that can be done prior to calling a professional service provider would be:

• Check thermostats- make sure they are set correctly and have power
• Check Air Filters- make sure they are clean and free from debris. If not, change them
• Check to make sure there are no obvious breaks in the lines or equipment and that any power switches are on, check circuit breakers if there is no power.
• If you have a gas furnace, check to make sure the red switch is in the on position.

Your HVAC equipment represents a major investment in your home. Having it properly and professionally serviced by a licensed, insured HVAC specialist is the best way to protect that investment.

Additionally, working on the unit yourself may void any warranties you may have, which can lead to added expense later on.

Malfunctioning HVAC systems can cause very costly problems if not properly addressed. At the first signs of a problem, it is best to address it right away. Some issues requiring prompt attention:

• Loud Noises
• Non Operational after checking thermostats, filters and power supply
• Leaking
• Excessive vibration
• System runs, but little or no air distributed
• Icing visible on coils or pipes
• Visible water damage

Your HVAC specialist will be able to safely and properly inspect the problem and offer solutions. Air Doctor Heating and Air responds promptly and professionally to have your system up and running. If a replacement is needed, we can provide a no cost quote for you.

The important don’ts are:

• Don’t attempt to handle any wiring
• Do not remove any parts from the unit
• Do not open any of the protective plates from your unit
• Do not disassemble your unit or add anything to your unit

It can be very dangerous to work on this equipment on your own, can ruin your equipment and void any warranties you may have.

Multizone Heating and Cooling Benefits

Zones

Multizone heating and cooling systems can be a big benefit for many reasons. Comfort being one and energy savings the most substantial other. This type of system can involve:

  • Multiple units
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Thermostats
  • Other controls depending and the size and scope of the home and the needs which must be met.

Comfort

From a comfort standpoint, multizone systems make great sense. Whether there are few or many people residing in the home, all can benefit. Multizone systems can allow maximum control over temperatures in specified zones or regions in the home. Keep bedrooms cooler or at varying temperatures than the living areas for example or vice versa. Multizone systems can be tailored to fit your individual or family’s specific needs. Programmable smart thermostats can maximize your control over the temperatures in all areas of your home.

It can be very difficult or impossible to have even heat or cooling distribution if your home has multiple levels. Heat naturally rises and so can interfere with your heating and cooling comfort and lead to unnecessarily heating a lower area where heat is escaping.

Energy Savings

Lower temperature settings in zones less frequently used rooms. This can add up to substantial energy savings and far less energy waste. Properly zoned systems can save up to 30% off non- zoned systems.

Generally speaking multizone systems utilize more components than standard central systems. Over the long term there are bigger potential savings to the homeowner. A home can be zoned into two or more zones. Typically the zones or regions are established based on locale and similarly desired temperature settings for those areas. Many zoned systems also come with remote controlled thermostats for added convenience.

Air Doctor Heating and Air would be pleased to consult with you to help you determine if a multizone system would be beneficial for your specific needs. Contact us today for a Free Quote for installation or retrofitting your existing system.