As you are well aware, when you own your own home, you’re responsible for taking care of regular and emergency maintenance needs. Fortunately, you can contact experienced professionals to assist you so that when an issue arises that you aren’t qualified to handle, there is someone available that is.
Unless you’re a licensed electrician or plumber, for example, you want to have a commercial electrical service as well as a skilled plumber listed in your phone contacts. If you’ve just moved into a new home, you’ll want to make sure that the electrical and plumbing systems are functioning optimally.
Whether you’ve moved into an older home or have been living in one for a while, how old is your heating system? If it’s over 12-to-15 years old, when was the last time you had it checked? Depending on how long it’s been since routine maintenance was conducted, it’s possible that you will need or want to have a new HVAC unit installed.
If you’re not sure if you need a new heating system, there are a few signs to indicate that you do. You may want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Does your home heating system need to be repaired often?
- Does it supply enough heat?
- Does it consume too much energy, thus causing unwelcome increases in your gas and electric bills?
If your heater also makes strange noises, then it’s highly likely that you need a new unit.
If you’re HVAC unit is relatively new, are you having regular HVAC maintenance conducted? According to some HVAC experts, approximately 75% of the calls that they receive in the winter due to not having heat could be prevented by regular maintenance.
When these heating units aren’t regularly maintained, they can stop functioning without any warning signs. When it’s really cold or freezing outside, you definitely don’t want to be without a dependable source of heat.
Another reason your HVAC unit may not be working optimally is because it was improperly installed. This alone can reduce its efficiency by 30%.
It’s likely that you also have an air conditioner, as they are prevalent in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of all homes have an air conditioner. Depending on where you live, not having sufficient cool air circulating throughout your home can create considerable discomfort.
In addition to checking your home’s wiring, a commercial electrical service can also insure that your HVAC unit is properly installed and maintained. If it’s time for a new heating or cooling system, they can also provide installation services. A commercial electrical service can also inspect your other appliances to ensure that they, too, are in good working order.