Your HVAC unit needs regular maintenance and repair to stay energy efficient and to avoid more costly repairs in the future. When something goes wrong with your HVAC unit, it’s tempting to try to fix it yourself. We all know, do it yourself repair strategies can help, but they are not the same as the equipment and processes of a HVAC service professional like Bluflame. Here’s why:
- HVAC repairs are dangerous. Heating and cooling systems use chemicals, refrigerants, and a large amount of electricity to work efficiently. Not working properly with the chemicals and electricity could be deadly. At Bluflame, our technicians are certified and trained to work with these safety hazards to ensure you receive proper maintenance and repair.
- HVAC repairs require specialized equipment.
- A screwdriver and hammer can fix everything, right? Well, not exactly. Our technicians use specialized tools and equipment specially designed for professional HVAC repair. We also have an on-site parts department and fully stocked trucks in the field equipped with everything you need. Without these tools, you could risk creating even more damage to your HVAC unit.
- DIY repairs could be costly. Small problems can turn into big problems really quick. If you think searching online for a DIY repair video will help you fix your problem, think again. One wrong decision could lead to even more damage to your unit. With so many different brands and types of HVAC systems, it is in your best interest to call a HVAC service professional to ensure the repair is done correctly.
- Professional maintenance has many benefits. From lower energy bills to fewer repairs and a longer lifespan, the benefits of routine maintenance are endless. Learn more about our air conditioning and furnace maintenance advantages.
- Small DIY HVAC Repairs
- Although we highly recommend hiring an experienced professional for larger HVAC repairs, there are still plenty of DIY repairs that you can do to help maintain your HVAC system.
- Change filters. When filled with dust and debris, your system must work harder than necessary to keep your home comfortable. We recommend checking and replacing your filter once a month depending on your system.
- Replace batteries. When there is no heat or cool air coming out of your HVAC unit, check your thermostat. A simple battery replacement could solve the issue.
- Clean around the unit. The accumulation of leaves, weeds, shrubs, or bushes can affect the air circulation of your HVAC unit. Periodically check, remove, and cut down these items to keep your system from overheating.
To learn more about our HVAC services or to schedule routine maintenance, call Bluflame today at (419) 472-2040.
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