Many homeowners in Harahan, Louisiana, are missing out on the full benefits of their HVAC systems due to lack of maintenance. To keep your system operating smoothly, review these three common HVAC mistakes and learn what to do instead.

Skipping Professional HVAC Repair and Maintenance

When your system seems to be performing well, it’s tempting to skip routine maintenance. When something goes wrong, the handymen among us often assume they can handle the repair themselves. Unfortunately, these practices can void the warranty on your HVAC system.

Don’t take HVAC maintenance and repair lightly. Instead, rely on the services of an expert like the NATE-certified technicians at Bryans United Air Conditioning. It’s also important to have a professional install your HVAC system to minimize the chances of problems and to ensure that everything is up to code.

Not Protecting Their Outdoor Equipment

During hurricane season, Louisiana residents have to deal with a variety of hazards, as does their outdoor HVAC equipment. Given how much HVAC systems cost and how vital they are to our everyday comfort, it’s important that you take steps to properly protect your system’s outdoor unit from the elements.

To keep your system safe during high winds and heavy rains, make sure to elevate any outdoor components to a foot above the base flood elevation (BFE) and bolt them down. During months when your air conditioning is not in use, install an approved cover to protect it from debris.

Ignoring Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC system can and often should be doing more for your home than simply regulating the temperature. Louisiana can get very humid, and your air conditioner alone might not be able to keep up. You may also run into other indoor air quality problems. Consider investing in a whole-home dehumidifier and air purifier to protect your family from the effects of poor indoor air quality.

Wondering how your HVAC system stacks up? Call Bryans United Air Conditioning today at 504-208-2071to schedule a routine maintenance visit. We’re happy to provide information about the best ways to protect your system.

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