Your heating and air conditioning system is an integral part of your home and needs your attention every month. Homeowners who neglect their systems and go months, or even years, without taking care of them often find that when problems arise, they are big ones. If you focus on the small things every month, you will find that your system runs better and has fewer big issues.
Below are the three steps you can take to keep your heating and air conditioning system working its best:
1. Change the Filter
This is the one thing most people are aware of when it comes to home maintenance of an HVAC system, but that doesn’t mean they do it consistently! For the most efficient functioning of your system, change the filter every month. It is quite simple to do and keeps dust and debris from getting into your unit and the circulating in the air.
2. Inspect Your Unit
Your HVAC unit needs a monthly inspection. While it is wise to get semi-annual professional inspections, a monthly once-over by you can help to catch small issues before they become big ones. Pay close attention to possible leaks and the lines on your unit.
3. Clean Condenser Unit Area
The outside condenser unit needs to stay clean for efficient functioning of your HVAC system and to minimize unnecessary repairs. Check the area around the outside unit monthly and cut back foliage that may be encroaching on it. A 2-foot perimeter without foliage is ideal. Remove fallen leaves, dust, and grass clippings kicked up by your lawnmower.
When you are taking care of the three things your heating and air conditioning system needs from you every month and you notice bigger issues, contact our team at Comfort Services immediately. One of our experienced technicians will be happy to take care of the problem for you.