While you relax in your cool home in the summer and come home to a warm house in the winter, your HVAC system is working overtime to maintain that level of comfort. It’s easy to take your system for granted, but some regular maintenance will go a long way in keeping your system running strong. Use these tips to avoid damage to your HVAC system and help keep your house comfortable this season.
Pay Attention To Your System
One of the best things you can do is simply pay attention. It’s easy to ignore some small puddles near your unit or minor buzzing, clunking, or rattling, but any water or noise coming from your equipment means there is an issue. As soon as you hear or notice anything strange, call your service company to come to fix it before it turns into a much bigger problem.
Clean The Vents
It’s very common for dust and small debris to cling to your HVAC vents, but any blockage at all means additional strain on your system. Clean your vents at least once a month, and more often if you have pets or children. This will help keep your airflow unrestricted and your system running smoothly.
Change The Air Filters Regularly
Just like cleaning the vents, changing your air filters is critical for making sure your airflow isn’t blocked or restricted. Dust will regularly build up on your filters and create additional work for your system, so changing your air filters once every season is a great way to prevent damage and reduce strain on your HVAC equipment.
Consider A Service Agreement
Scheduling maintenance when there is an issue is critical, but preventing those problems is even better. Consider investing in a service agreement to have professionals perform routine maintenance and tune-ups. This will keep your systems running properly and efficiently and will significantly cut down on damage and other issues. Click here to learn more about the benefits of a service agreement.
Clean The Exterior Unit
With all the action happening inside it’s easy to forget about your outside unit. Help keep this part of your system running smoothly by cutting plants and weeds back a few feet around the area and cleaning the outside of the unit gently with a hose. Doing this once a month will help avoid any problems with your equipment.
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