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When Your HVAC Causes Havoc

When Your HVAC Causes Havoc By Craig Friesen
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

It's the coldest day of the year and your house is not one of the most pleasant places to be. The kitchen is warm, the living room is comfortable, but the bedrooms are frigid. What is wrong with your HVAC to cause such problems?

HVAC--Is that English?

What exactly does the acronym HVAC stand for? HVAC refers to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system of your home. Another term for HVAC might be your climate control system.

Efficiency and Deficiency in HVAC

There is nothing like a thorough HVAC inspection by a trained professional to determine the condition of your HVAC system. Someone trained in HVAC inspection, maintenance, and repairs will be able to evaluate your system, identify trouble spots, and suggest a course of action. It is just good household management to invest in a quality HVAC inspection. Likewise, carrying through with suggested HVAC repairs and maintenance will help you get the most comfort and value out of your HVAC system.

Thorough HVAC cleaning should be part of your home maintenance schedule. You will find that the air travels much more efficiently through duct work that is free of dust and debris. HVAC maintenance cleanings can save on energy bills, reduce the need for costly HVAC repairs, and even reduce household cleaning. It is advisable to contract with a reputable HVAC installation and repair company. This will ensure that your system is being watched closely and kept at peak efficiency.

Ask your HVAC contractor what maintenance you should be doing between visits to keep the system running smoothly. There are a few ways you can help:
  1. Clean and replace furnace filters regularly.
  2. Ensure furniture, draperies, and carpets are not covering HVAC ducts.
  3. Use register toggles to open or close registers to route air to desired areas.
  4. Report any damage to your HVAC system immediately.
By enlisting the help of a qualified HVAC system professional and by doing the routine maintenance suggested you can avoid all instances of HVAC havoc in your life.

About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer and an ordained Mennonite minister in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. A computer hobbyist, Craig operates several home-based online businesses in his leisure time.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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