Get the Most From Your HVAC System With These Tips
Wondering what you, as a homeowner, can do to keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape? We’ve got some helpful tips.
Still have questions? Give us a call! We’d love to equip you with the tools and knowledge to stay safer and more comfortable all year round.
Change Your Filters
You should be changing your air filters every three months (at least) to ensure your system can run efficiently and smoothly. This also keeps your air cleaner, and it will prevent debris from building up in your ducts too. If you have pets or a busy household, you may need to change them every 1 – 2 months.
Keep Your Condensing Unit Clear of Debris
If your condensing unit is clogged up or filled with leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and the like, it won’t work as efficiently, and it could end up experiencing damage. Keep your leaves and bushes trimmed and don’t plant greenery or shrubs near the unit.
Wash Off Your Condensing Unit
We also advise keeping your condensing unit clean and free or dirt, debris, and other buildup. A cover is also recommended for keeping it protected and safe when not running.
Don’t Close Your Vents
It’s a common misconception that closing your vents is a good thing. Many assume the air will simply redirect to another room, but in reality it will just increase pressure and lead to leaks in your ductwork. Keep your vents open to ensure your system doesn’t get damaged or overworked.
Schedule Regular Cleanings
Having your air ducts professionally cleaned is vital for keeping your air cleaner and your ducts in good shape. Trust an expert to get the job done accurately and completely. DIY attempts can lead to damage and missed spots.
On this same note, be sure to schedule annual dryer vent cleanings too.
Check Your A/C Drain Line
Your A/C drain line could become clogged, which would make it work less efficiently and lead to a less productive system overall. For optimal performance and a lower risk of damage, be sure to check your drain line regularly.
Insulate Your Home
An insulated home is less likely to leak out heat and conditioned air – ensuring you’re comfortable no matter what the weather is doing outside. This also helps keep your energy bills in check.
Change Your Thermostat Batteries
If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure your batteries are working, especially if a storm’s coming. That way, if the power goes out, you won’t be forced to reprogram everything to your preferences.
Maintain Your Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide leaks are a huge threat and can have serious impacts on the health of those inside of the home. This gas is colorless, odorless, and very poisonous, so making sure you have detectors installed throughout your home is a must. Be sure to test them regularly, too, to ensure they are working properly.
Monitor Your Energy Bills
Oftentimes, homeowners won’t even know something is wrong with their HVAC system until they notice a spike in their energy bills. But if you’re not paying close attention, fluctuations may be hard to spot. Monitor your bills closely, so you can be alert to any potential issues. The sooner damages or buildup is addressed, the better!
Count On Us
To really ensure your appliance is working as safely and efficiently as possible, be sure to count on our techs for all of your heating and cooling needs. We offer quality products and services, and we’d love to set you up right.
Call 918-395-8396 or reach out online today.