Helpful Canoga Park HVAC Tips
Advice from Our San Fernando Valley Heating & Cooling Experts
Nearly half of a utility bill goes to paying for the heating and cooling of a home. With such a large portion, it’s important to find energy savings wherever you can.
Keeping your equipment in good shape is one easy way to do this. Other fixes are simple things you can do day in and day out to save energy – and therefore, save money.
We recommend that you:
- Keep the thermostat at a lower temperature in the winter and a higher temperature in the summer
- Close vents in rooms you don’t use often
- Open shades and drapes to let in sunlight in the winter – close them at night to help ward off chills
- Check the type of system you use to search tips on better usage
HVAC tune-ups are especially important to keep your system in good condition. Little things like dirt and dust buildup can have a devastating effect – they are the cause of 90% of all system failures. Just having the system cleaned on a regular basis can prevent thousands of dollars of repair or replacement and keep you breathing in cleaner air.
All machines need regular maintenance to keep them running their best. Your heating and cooling systems are no different, though the frequency and maintenance will depend on the type of system you have.
It’s important to inspect or check for:
- Frayed wires
- Gas lines and meters
Maintenance saves you money in the long run by helping your system run better and cleaner, which keeps your home more comfortable and healthy.
Removing & Preventing Mold
Mold and moisture can be devastating to your home and your health. Mold doesn’t grow inside unless there is moisture to help it. Too much mold can cause allergic reactions or worse health problems if not treated properly. If you find mold, it’s very important to not only clean and remove the mold but to find the source of the moisture and correct the problem. If whatever caused the water and moisture buildup remains, the mold is likely to return until the problem is completely fixed.
Heating & Cooling Repair Tips
A problem with your heating and cooling system can be unnerving, but there’s no need to panic. There are simple things you can do to try to fix the problem.
First, check the breakers. Many units have two breakers, so be sure to check both the electrical circuit breaker and the condensing unit and furnace breaker.
Next, make sure the thermostat is turned on. If the fan is constantly running, check to see if it got turned to “on” rather than “auto”. If none of these work, then it’s time to call in a professional.
Numerous heating, air conditioning, energy, and home safety issues occur throughout life. With that in mind, we encourage you to read our blog for more helpful tips that may provide useful guidance in a variety of scenarios.
If you need assistance with any component of your HVAC system, call Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning at (818) 348-4768.