HVAC Problems to Avoid

Your Charleston, South Carolina, home’s HVAC system is essential for keeping your family comfortable, especially in winter. One of the following mistakes could waste energy, cause an inconvenient HVAC breakdown or contribute to discomfort inside your home.

What To Do If Your Heater Is the Wrong Size

Before you bought your home, the contractor that installed the HVAC system likely chose a heater appropriate for that house’s size. If you’ve since added insulation or an addition, your HVAC needs might have changed, making your current system too large or small. A wrong-sized heater or furnace could be wasting energy and increasing wear and tear. If you suspect this may be the case with your home, you should discuss your concerns with a professional heating and cooling technician. There may be some viable solutions. However, if it’s nearing the time to replace your system, installing a new system may be the best move to make. A new energy efficient system could save you money on utility costs plus make your family more comfortable.

Our professional technicians can determine the best size for your HVAC system by considering the size of your home, the quality of your insulation, the number of windows, and other factors.

Using Your Heater Too Much

Turning up your thermostat if you feel a draft is tempting, but it can waste energy and make you feel too warm instead. You can also waste power by leaving your heater on when you’re not home or when you’re sleeping. Keeping the temperature lower will help you reduce your utility bills. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, consider having one installed so you can set the temperature based on your schedule, saving you money when you’re away during work hours.

Forgetting to Change Your Air Filter

A dirty air filter can lead to dirty coils and ductwork, poor airflow, and higher energy bills. It could also reduce your home’s indoor air quality and increase asthma or allergy symptoms along with the amount of dust in your home.

M & B Heating and Air has more than 50 years of HVAC experience, plus and we’re a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We can help you avoid common mistakes and keep your system in excellent condition. To schedule a service, call us at 843-628-1775. With our Peace of Mind Guarantee, everyone gets 100- percent satisfaction.

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