HVAC maintenance is something that every homeowner already knows about. On the other hand, not everyone who owns an air conditioning system know about the proper way of maintaining their units and not all regularly implement cleaning and other maintenance tasks.
Properly maintaining your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems is important not only to expand the lifespan of your system but also to prevent excessive energy use and generate savings on your utility bills.
Below are important HVAC maintenance tasks that you should always keep in mind.
- Maintain proper insulation in your attic and crawl spaces
Your ducts run through the attic and crawl spaces. If not insulated properly, these areas can easily heat up the conditioned air from your system before distributing it to the entire house. This, thus, causes your air conditioning system to work harder and use more energy to cool your air. To properly insulate your attics and crawl spaces, use spray foam or rigid foam insulation.
- Maintain appropriate airflow
Your ventilation system needs appropriate airflow throughout the house for efficient performance. To maintain appropriate airflow, open some of your doors inside the house.
- Regularly change air filters
You already know that you need to change or clean your air filters at specific times of the year to ensure that air blasting from your air conditioning system is always clean. On the other hand, if you use your HVAC system more frequently, such as during summer or winter season, your air filters get dirty more frequently. Hence, you need to change or clean them more frequently as well during these seasons.
- Condenser and compressor upkeep
Today’s air conditioners have condenser and compressors located outside the house. If you have the same air conditioning system, you should know about how to properly maintain the outside units. It should be placed in an area where it is properly shaded, preferably in the north or east side of the house. You can also add additional shading to ensure the outside unit will not be in direct sunlight. It is also important that the area surrounding the unit remains free of any debris including dried leaves, fallen twigs, and other dirt.
- Overall inspection at least once year
Have a professional inspect your air conditioning system at least once a year to ensure it is always in an efficient working condition. Regular inspection will help you easily identify problems and issues before they lead to more costly repairs.
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