Tips To Keep Your HVAC System Healthy

Posted on: 3 July 2019

As a homeowner, you know that the air conditioner system is an expensive investment. Because of this, you should make sure it is properly maintained so the system can last for years at a time. The last thing you want is for the system to break down. The following are some things you can do yourself to ensure the HVAC lasts for a long time.

Change Air Filters

The easiest part of air conditioner maintenance is to change or clean the air filters. A clogged filter reduces the amount of air into the house. The clogs result in the system working harder than necessary to cool your house, which will eventually lead to wear and tear.

Inspect the Ductwork

The air ducts are another important component of the system that you can check yourself. As time passes, ductwork can leak, which means the conditioned air will escape and not get into your home. The HVAC system will have to cycle on more often to keep up with the desired temperature. The more the HVAC cycles on, the harder it has to work, which leads to premature wear and tear.

Clean the Ductwork

While you can look at the ductwork and check for leaks, you should also have them cleaned regularly. As the years pass, different contaminants and debris can build inside the ductwork. This will consume a lot of the energy that the HVAC needs to fully function. Even if the rest of your system is in good shape, it will not properly operate if your ductwork is dirty.

The dust and dander that accumulate inside ductwork will also cause your indoor air quality to suffer. As the air cycles through the dirty ductwork, it goes into your home and into the air that you breathe. Your HVAC technician can clean the ductwork for you.

Schedule Regular Maintenance Checks

One thing many homeowners forget to do is to schedule routine checks on the system. Much like you would tune up your car, an HVAC system needs checkups regularly with an HVAC technician to make sure the system is running properly. The technician will check the system to ensure everything is working like it is supposed to and make small repairs when necessary.

If you notice anything that seems off with your air conditioner and you cannot figure it out yourself, be sure to call your HVAC technician as soon as possible to make any necessary repairs to the system.

For more information on air conditioning services, contact an HVAC technician.


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