Your HVAC system works around the clock to keep your home and family comfortable throughout the year. Therefore, it pays to stay on top of monthly maintenance to help keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently. Help prevent costly repairs with these five monthly maintenance tips that take minimal time and effort:
1. Take Note of Changes
Regularly check your HVAC system for changes in the thermostat, performance and airflow. Pay particular attention to strange noises. If you notice a new beeping, rattling or thumping noise, it could be a sign of interior damage. The quicker you identify an issue, the quicker it can be resolved by a professional before more damage is caused.
2. Change the Air Filters
A clogged air filter is one of the most common sources of HVAC system failure. If left unattended, dirty air filters can result in higher utility bills, health damage, and poor circulation and temperature regulation. We recommend changing your air filter every 30-60 days, depending on your living situation.
3. Clear the Air Vents
The same dirt caught in your HVAC air filter can build up in the air vent and block airflow. Make it routine to vacuum clean the air vent each month to help prevent buildup that can weaken your ducts and cause damage over time.
4. Check the Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit of your HVAC system will often be exposed to potential hazards, such as animals, dirt and weather conditions. Check your outdoor unit for damage each month and cut back any surrounding foliage and leaves that may block airflow.
5. Schedule Regular Maintenance
One of the best ways to prevent costly repairs and save money in the long run is to schedule regular maintenance with an HVAC professional. A certified technician will be able to check the internal and external components of your furnace and air conditioner and quickly identify any irregularities.
Performing monthly HVAC maintenance will help ensure optimal performance, prevent breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your system. Contact the experts at Maintemp Heating & Air Conditioning to learn about our innovative Carrier products and sign up for seasonal maintenance today.