When most people think of heating issues, they automatically assume the problem is with the furnace itself. While this is common, it isn't the only cause of heating problems. Sometimes, the issue is with the actual thermostat -- the device on the wall you use to control the heat settings on your furnace. Fortunately, thermostat issues are usually an inexpensive and quick fix. Read on to learn more about what can go wrong with your thermostat.
Recently get an air conditioner installed? If so, you may not be aware about the sort of care that needs to go into maintaining it. In order for the AC to work efficiently, the fins of the outdoor condenser need to remain straight. This allows for airflow so the unit can work properly. Here is what you should do to straighten those bent fins.
It is important that none of the fins on the condenser that are bent are also damaged, which is why you need the right tools for the job.
Does it seem like you're not getting enough no matter how much you crank up your thermostat? There's a good chance you could be dealing with an issue preventing your furnace from producing the proper amount of heat for your home. There are three common issues that could cause a low-heat condition. The following takes a quick look at these issues and how you can resolve them.
Dirty Furnace Air Filter
Unfortunately, unless you live in an area that has a nice, comfortable temperature year-round, at some point you will have to replace the HVAC unit on your home. If you are lucky, you will notice the system is failing and have time to save money before the new unit is necessary. However, whether you have the money in a saving account now, or need to build up the funds, saving money on the unit and its installation should be important.
Summer is swiftly approaching (though it might not seem like it). Are you ready for the heat to come? If your air-conditioning unit is already in working order, it's time to start reading up on how to properly run and maintain it to save as much money as possible this year. Want to stay cool and collected this summer? Consider these tips to save energy, time, and money.
1. Upgrade to a thermostat with a sleep mode.