If you own a house, it’s a careful balance of home maintenance projects to ensure it continues to work well from season to season, year to year.
That includes your HVAC system. It’s not a system you can install and ignore. What does HVAC maintenance look like?
Air filter check
One of the most important parts of your HVAC system is the air filter. Luckily, it’s also one of the easiest for you to control. Standard air filters should be replaced at a minimum seasonally, monthly if you have a busy household. You can talk with our technicians to find out what air filter is best for your system. Then stock up to make changing them out easy.
Before your air conditioner operates each year, a thorough inspection should include a refrigerant check to ensure it’s operating properly. If refrigerant levels aren’t adequate, it could be an indication of a leak. Depending on how old your system is, it might be time for replacement, as refrigerants have changed in recent years.
Even though you can’t see the active components on your HVAC system doesn’t mean they aren’t impacted by dust and dirt. Every time your HVAC operates, air flows throughout the system, picking up dust and other contaminants. While you can ensure your heating and cooling systems are kept clear of items that can impact proper air flow, it still requires a trained technician to get into the system and ensure all components are cleaned and in good working condition.
It takes a lot to ensure your HVAC components stay operational. That includes electrical connections, and gas or oil, depending on what type of system you have in place. A technician will evaluate all power components to ensure they are working well and as efficiently as possible.
Air ducts and vents
While homeowners often think about checking heating and cooling equipment, they often forget the importance of the ventilation system. Every inspection should include an inspection of the ductwork to ensure proper ventilation throughout your house. That means looking for cracks or gaps in the system that would allow air to flow in spaces where it shouldn’t be flowing.
When was your last HVAC maintenance visit? Give us a call today to schedule your visit and ensure your heating and cooling equipment is working efficiently.