10 HVAC Preventative Maintenance Tips

» Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in HVAC repair | 0 comments

Keeping the entire home at its top shape is challenging, especially that you have a lot of systems to check and maintain. That’s why, it’s a precise idea to employ an HVAC repair company to check out and do an upkeep on your systems every once in a while. This is recommended to be done at least twice a year. The professionals have the job to do things like inspect and correct the mechanisms and the wiring of the unit. Such tasks might be difficult for the common homeowners like you.

However, if you also want to do your part to prolong the unit’s lifespan and extend the efficiency of the system, just follow the following easy maintenance tips and plan:

There are some things you must do right away; other tasks only need to be carried out seasonally or even once in a year.

  1. Buy a better filter if you haven’t changed it already. There is a new filter which is highly-efficient when it comes to grasping and trapping the tiniest particles — like dirt, pollen, mildew pores and even those that carry bacteria. Such component has pleated filters have an electrostatic cost that works like a magnet. Imagine how efficient your system will become.
  2. Next, you should replace the filter at least each 90 days. However, it still needs monthly check-up, so check it monthly. If it appears darkish and clogged, this is the time where you should change it. If you have pets around the house, you’ll probably need to change each month. Pet dangers get trapped in the filters, making it more difficult for the unit to work efficiently.
  3. Make sure there’s at least two ft of clearance around outdoor units and heat pumps. Things like plants and other appliance can also contribute to the state of the air flow. Make sure the area is cleared.
  4. Remove debris, like twigs, pollen and leaves at least once a week especially during fall, summer and spring when the tree is abundant with leaves and fruits. Also, don’t permit the lawn mower to throw the clippings of the grass near the unit.
  5. Look at insulation on refrigerant wires or lines. Do this at least once a month. If the lines or damaged or lacking, replace them.
  6. Make sure that all certain unit is level. At least once a year, ensure that the heat pumps and air-conditioning system is on level and firm ground or pads. This will also affect the efficiency of your units.
  7. Remove all the clogs. You can do this task once or twice a year. Just pour a cup of bleach combined with water down the air-conditioner condensate drain. This will put a stop to the buildup of algae and mold.
  8. Turn off the water supply to the furnace humidifier during summer season. During fall season, exchange the humidifier wick filter, and set the humidistat to between 35% and 40%.
  9. Never shut more than 20% of a home’s registers to keep away from setting useless pressure on the HVAC system.
  10. Once a year, replace the battery of your home’s carbon monoxide detector. This is to make sure that the unit will continue to work just fine.

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