Homeowners on the Front Range know what they’re up against in the winter months, and are often proactive about scheduling maintenance and fixing issues before they turn into costly problems. But common services do occur, especially in the fall that could end up costing more than most bargained for.
Here are some related costs and tips to avoid these common pressing HVAC needs:
A Home Serve study in 2015 showed that a quarter of households have no saving set aside for home heating and air conditioning system repairs or replacements. At Bauer Mechanical, we want to assure you’re able to feel safe and comfortable during the heating season while also being able to afford services we provide.
Some of the most common problems we at Bauer Mechanical deal with during service calls are cleaning and replacing dirty vent systems and air filters, repairing or replacing ignition and pilot lights, diagnosing and repairing generalized system decline and wear, and changing or reprogramming a thermostat that’s not performing.
There are multiple things you can do to avoid these simple services from becoming full-on replacements (at least premature ones), and the first is to actually schedule maintenance inspections and walkthroughs annually. It’s better to spend less money on preventative services than a whole lot more on costly repairs and replacements after the fact, especially when most problems can be avoided. Another way to save is by monitoring your own air filter and vents by dusting them where you can reach and asking your HVAC technician to show you where to find your air filter and how to inspect it. Next, learn the ways of programming your thermostat after upgrading to a digital interface with Bauer Mechanical services. We’re big fans of thermostats that give more power to the homeowner in managing their airflow needs as seasons in Colorado change.
While you’re taking a more proactive approach to maintaining your home’s HVAC system, work on saving up an emergency fund for repairs and replacement across the various sectors of home improvement. We’re happy to work with you on naming a fair price for our services that won’t break the bank, but it’s all a less stressful process when there’s a little cash set aside for life’s setbacks and emergencies. You can also look into warranties that come along with your home’s HVAC components like your air conditioning unit and furnace, as well as duct system parts and your thermostat. Ask one of our techs about your system’s warranty information.