How Can An HVAC Contractor Help You?

You probably don't put too much thought into your HVAC system until something goes wrong. However, if you maintain your system, you reduce the risk of issues. A good HVAC contractor can really help you maintain and repair the system. If you would like to know more, keep reading.

Install a New System

An HVAC contractor can replace your system when your old one is worn. An HVAC system lasts about 15 to 25 years. The older it gets, the less effective and efficient it becomes. If your system is old, it may also use a discontinued form of Freon. Freon is no longer available because it is harmful to the environment.

An HVAC contractor can also determine if your system was installed correctly. On top of that, they can ensure the system is the right size. A system that is too small is ineffective, and a system that is too big wastes too much energy. The only way to correct this is by replacing the system with an appropriately sized one.

Repair, Maintain, and Clean Your Current System

Even a new HVAC system needs regular maintenance and cleaning to prevent problems. Dirt can cause it to become inefficient or even prevent the burner from working. General wear and tear lead to loose parts. A good HVAC contractor can check all parts, lubricate moving parts, tighten parts, and clean the system.

They will also check and replace the filter, but you should only do that as needed. Filters need regular replacement. You may need to replace it more often if you have pets or allergies. An HVAC contractor can help you choose the best filter for your needs and show you how to replace it.

Clean and Maintain the Ducts                 

Finally, HVAC contractors clean and maintain the ducts. These ducts transport the heated and cooled air, so if they become damaged or dirty, they become incredibly ineffective and inefficient. Debris narrows the ducts, making the system work harder to push the air. Plus, more dust in the ducts means more dust in your indoor air.

Holes and gaps in ducts allow air to escape, making it less effective and efficient. The HVAC contractor can further improve efficiency by wrapping the ducts in insulation.

If your HVAC system has been giving you issues, it's time to contact an HVAC contractor. If your system is getting old, however, it may be a good idea to ask about a replacement. For more information, contact an HVAC contractor today.