HVAC repair is best done in the summer months when you do not require the use of your furnace. There are some minor preventative forms of maintenance that you can do yourself.
One of the best times of the year to tackle HVAC repair and related maintenance is in the summer months. If you have a furnace in your home then it is much easier to find an available technician during the summer months than it is once it gets cold. Preventative maintenance is much easier to perform in the warmer months because it is not cold outside there is less stress involved in doing the work (both for you and the repair person!).
If you look around your community you may find that there are HVAC repair companies that offer deals and specials to have work done during the summertime. If you need preventative maintenance or you are aware that your furnace has a problem then getting it done during the months when you do not need it to keep warm is very smart. As well if you can find a HVAC dealer who has a special promotion on then you can save money at the same time!
Know Your Furnace
It is a very good idea to have some basic knowledge about your furnace. By doing so you may be able to do some minor preventative maintenance of your own. If you are up for it there are some tasks involving your furnace that you can do yourself. Think of these tips as HVAC repair made simple!
You want to know for a certainty that your furnace goes through the cycle that it is supposed to go through. You want to make sure that everything is all right from start-up to shutdown. You can confirm this by taking a close look at the thermostat.
But then you also need to be sure that the thermostat is working properly. To do this, first find out if the supply of warm air is reaching every room in your home. Check the grates in all rooms to determine this for yourself. You also need to check the return air in the house to get an idea of the temperature. To do this check the large grate in your home. In most houses it can be found in the hallway but yours might be somewhere else throughout your residence. You are checking these things so that you can be sure that your thermostat is as accurate as it should be.
A very simple HVAC repair maintenance tip is to clean and then level the thermostat in your residence. If you have an older thermostat that still works well doing this can keep it in top-notch shape. Many of the older ones contain liquid mercury switches and when you clean and level them it improves the appearance of them.
Every furnace door features a safety switch that comes out or in some cases pops right out when the door is taken off. What you want to do is to make sure that the door is as clean as possible and is also unobstructed.