Regular HVAC maintenance is crucial to extending the life of your system and to keep your home comfortable throughout the summer months. An HVAC system that has not been maintained will have to work harder to keep your home cool during the hottest times of the year. Here are some things you can do each month to ensure your system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Replace Your Filters Monthly!
The most common tip to maintaining your HVAC unit is to regularly replace your air filters. These filters should be replaced every month to keep dust from piling up in your home and keep your HVAC running smoothly. By replacing your filters regularly, you will allow your HVAC system to last longer because it will not have to work so hard. You can get professional grade filters shipped straight to your door monthly by visiting FilterFetch.com and using code CZB! Not only is delivery fast and free, but you get an email reminder to change your filter, and there is a complete satisfaction guarantee!
Clear the Space Around Your Unit.
The space around the HVAC unit should always be clear of debris. Take time each month to ensure there are no leaves, limbs, or bushes overgrowing near your unit. Keeping this area clear allows the unit to function properly and helps with proper air flow.
Dust Around Vents and Registers.
Keeping vents and registers free of dirt and dust allows the air flow to remain clean. Vents tend to get dusty, even with regular filter replacement, so wiping these down monthly is a great way to extend the life of your HVAC unit. Keeping these areas clean will also allow your home to cool more efficiently. Plus, it will help with your home’s indoor air quality!
Check for HVAC Leaks.
It is not uncommon for an HVAC system to leak. If your air conditioning is not holding the temperature, that could be a sign of a leak. If you notice water or excessive condensation under or near your HVAC unit, this could be a sign that your HVAC system has a leak, and it is time to place a service call with the trained technicians at Advance Mechanical.
Consider Programmable Thermostats.
To keep your HVAC system running efficiently and to keep your energy bills down, consider switching to programmable thermostats. Programmable thermostats allow you to schedule when you want your AC to cut on and off and allow you to change temperatures throughout the day.
It is a good idea to hire Advance Mechanical to inspect and perform regular maintenance to your HVAC system twice a year. During routine maintenance we will inspect your unit, clean coils and condensers, check for leaks, and make sure your fan, blower and blades are all working properly. With regular maintenance from Advance Mechanical and following the above tips, your HVAC system should be in tip top shape! If you need assistance with your unit or would like to schedule routine maintenance, give us a call at 252-355-9191!