Common Mistakes of HVAC Service and Installation

Getting the most from your HVAC system is important. Unfortunately, when some handymen or general contractors service or install your equipment, they can make a variety of mistakes that could cost you money.

At Just In Time Furnace Inc., we take pride in the fact that our certified and licensed HVAC professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. We take care to avoid the common mistakes that less experienced individuals might make. If your HVAC system was installed or serviced incorrectly, we can schedule a service visit and make the necessary repairs.

HVAC Installation and Service Errors

An effective, efficient HVAC system begins with proper installation. Once the equipment is installed, the key to keeping it in good shape is to service it correctly. Here are some of the most common errors that a technician might make when installing or servicing your HVAC components:

  • The Wrong Size – If you choose a furnace or air conditioner that does not fit the size of your home, you will experience problems. If a unit is too small, it will be forced to work harder to heat or cool your environment. This will lead to higher energy bills, and you will need to replace the equipment sooner than you should. When heating and cooling equipment is too large for an area, the temperatures will be inconsistent, and the unit may need to cycle on and off more often. Like HVAC equipment that is too small for a space, a unit that is too big will also result in higher energy costs and an earlier need for replacement.
  • Poor Ductwork Installation – When ductwork is installed incorrectly, the efficiency of your HVAC system will likely be compromised. Using the cheapest materials can also be a major mistake. Cheap, poorly installed ductwork may quickly manifest gaps and cracks. Leaky air ducts will cost you money in terms of conditioned air that escapes via the cracks and gaps.
  • Insufficient Refrigerant Charge – One of the top service mistakes made with a heat pump or air conditioner might be using an inadequate level of refrigerant. By neglecting to check the refrigerant charge on a routine basis, an HVAC technician could reduce the energy efficiency of your home. Your system might consequently require repairs or replacement that could have easily been prevented.
  • Inadequate Inspection – Whether an HVAC technician visits your home to perform maintenance or repairs, the individual should examine more than just one component. Your HVAC equipment is part of an entire system, and it must be treated as such. If your HVAC team fails to inspect the various parts of your entire system, crucial details could easily be missed. This can result in costly repairs later.

You can always be sure that the Just In Time Furnace Inc. team will do the best job possible when installing or repairing your HVAC equipment. We take every visit to your home seriously, and we want you to get the most out of your heating and cooling system.

Talk to one of our experts today. You will always receive the best HVAC services in the area, from furnace installation to air conditioning maintenance in your Calgary home. Contact us at 403-333-6666, or use our online form for a free quote.