Having a central heating and cooling system at home is a blessing to keep the home at a comfortable temperature all year around. Shifting from furnace to air conditioning or vice versa can put a heavy strain on the system. Thus, it is important to carry out some preventative maintenance services every 6 months to keep it is perfect working condition. To run your HVAC system efficiently throughout the year, follow these 5 HVAC maintenance tips.
- Check the Filter
Dirty air filters often cause operation problems with your heating and cooling system. Thus, make sure to check the air filters regularly and clean them or change them as required. Did you know the ac filters can freeze if they are dirty and thaw, causing water damage?
If you have reusable filters, pull out the tray and gently clean it with a soft cloth and some mild soap. If they are not reusable, change them frequently.
Remember – Change the filter every 30 to 90 days.
- Clean the Heat Pump
Owing to the weather conditions, an outdoor HVAC system can get extremely dirty. A dirty system takes up longer to provide the degree of cold or hot air to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
A clean HVAC system is more effective and helps saves money. Therefore, make sure there is no debris on top or sides of the heat pump or the air conditioning unit. Clean the heat pump and outdoor unit frequently to steer clear of pollen, leaves, and twigs.
- Schedule a Tune-up
Call Lee’s Heating and Air professionals for HVAC tune-up services. Our HVAC technician will check the system to ensure its optimal performance. This is a multi-point inspection where we will:
- Check the air filter
- Clean the coils
- Check refrigerant level
- Check the working of fan
- Check the heat exchanger for leaks
- Clean the drain lines
Tune-ups can be scheduled once a year to keep the HVAC system working in perfectly fine condition.
- Clean the Vents
Do you own ducted HVAC system? If so, vacuum the vents regularly to keep the dust and dirt from obstructing the air flow. The vents must not be obstructed with furniture or other household items. Also, remember to check the airflow to make sure it is not weak. If the airflow is weak, call Lee’s expert technicians right away.
- Control the Thermostat
Do you want to save money on heating bills? If so, control the thermostat. If you have set the temperature high, yet the house fails to get warm, you may have a faulty thermostat. Replace the manual thermostat with a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust the setting according to your needs. For instance, it reduces the temperature when you are sleeping and raise it just before you get up.
Run your HVAC system efficiently by following these HVAC maintenance tips. Opting for regular repair and maintenance services will help you save a lot of money on energy bills and repair costs.