Your home’s HVAC system helps keep you and your family comfortable throughout the year. It helps keep you warm during the winter and cool during the summer. But to do this efficiently and effectively, it needs to be running at its optimal best. To keep your system running at the top of its game, it does require some preventive maintenance. Here are some tips from Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning to keep your HVAC working at its best.
Replace Your Air Filter When Dirty
Your HVAC system requires a certain amount of airflow for it to operate at its best. If its air filter is clogged with dust, hair, pollen, and other particles, your system cannot get all the air it needs. Your system may continue to operate, but it will struggle to heat or cool your home. This puts extra wear and tear on your system, making it more prone to breakdowns and early death. Make it a habit to check your air filter each month and replace it when it is dirty.
Clean Air Vents and Registers
Dust, pet hair, or dander can find their way into your HVAC system via its air vents and registers. If you see dust around the grilles of your air vents or intakes, take the time to vacuum it away. This can be done each time your vacuum your home. If the dust keeps coming back, your may need to have your air vents cleaned.
Do Not Put Off Repairs
Putting off a repair does not save you money. Instead, the offending part can cause sounding parts to fail. A malfunctioning component can affect your entire system and have a detrimental effect on your HVAC system. If your system is making an unfamiliar noise, it is time to call for service to make sure your system is okay. Otherwise, your system may limp along until it finally breaks down.
Maintain Your Condenser’s Airflow
Your home’s air conditioner has an indoor and an outdoor component. The outdoor component is its condenser cabinet. It is essential to keep the area around the cabinet free of grass, weeds, and other debris that can prevent air from entering the condenser to help with heat dispersal.
Give Your HVAC System a Break
There are a few sweet spots every year in between spring and winter where you might not need your HVAC system to heat or cool your home. These are great times to give your system a well-deserved break. This can help reduce wear and tear on your system while helping it achieve its expected lifespan.
Professional Preventive Maintenance Twice a Year
The most important thing you can do to keep your HVAC system working is to have it professionally serviced twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. These services ensure that your heater and air conditioner will be ready to get to work the first time you turn them on for the season. The benefits of professional preventive maintenance include the peace of mind that your system is running efficiently and safely.
Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning has the experience that Jacksonville area residents need to keep their HVAC systems running at their best. Contact us for all your preventive maintenance, repair, and installation needs.