Your heating and cooling system is an essential part of your family’s comfort. If your body needs the right food, rest and care to function properly, so does your HVAC. From the air vents to the hydraulic centrifugal pumps, each component must be well-maintained so you can reap its maximum benefit.
These tips should help you get the best out of your HVAC system and make it durable for a longer time.
1. Call for servicing before the weather changes.
Before the cold or the hot season begins, call your HVAC technician to schedule a maintenance check-up. He’ll have more time to be thorough in checking your system rather than rushing for an emergency service call. Include those check-ups to your regular professional maintenance to make sure that everything’s clean and running smoothly.
2. Use high-quality filters and replace them regularly.
This will depend on the environment of your home and the quality of the air outside. But on average, air filters should be changed once every 1 to 2 months. You can check them first to see if they’ve accumulated enough dirt to affect the quality of your indoor air.
3. Keep your fan blades and belts in check.
Blades can also accumulate dust and dirt, which can also reduce the airflow and make your system work harder, shortening its durability. Odd sounds and smells could mean that your fan belts need replacing or readjusting. A regular maintenance check should include the necessary cleaning or repair your blades and belts need.
How your HVAC system works may seem complicated, but simply knowing its basic parts and how they work is enough for you to maintain it. Don’t hesitate to call your professional technician if you notice anything new or unusual with how it’s running. Safety during repair and maintenance is a practice you should not dismiss.