The popularity of HVAC systems have transformed the lives and homes of many US citizens, making it easier than ever for them to have hot air and hot water as and where they need it. However, even when new these systems can cause problems – especially if they’re not maintained.

In addition to costing money for repairs and wasting money in their overuse of electricity, poor HVAC systems can be extremely dangerous as they can leak CO2 (Carbon Monoxide).

With this in mind, there are a number of steps which homeowners can take to ensure that their systems are both safe and reliable.

Safety first

Far more important than money is the safety of the family. Therefore, if there is any chance of a HVAC system causing health complications for the residents of a property, all measures should be taken to combat this. These measures may include getting a CO2 alarm, carrying out regular checks of the system and having a Minneapolis safety inspection.

Take Care

Taking care of a HVAC system is the key to keeping it working efficiently. Topping up the oil regularly, checking and cleaning air filters, checking the access and cleanliness of all ducts and ensuring that the area around any outlets are clear are all vital considerations in making the most of the system.

Homeowners are also advised to keep an eye on their bills too as a higher than normal electricity bill could point to a problem with the system.