On a cold wintry day, you look forward to the comfort of a warm inviting house. Conversely, a cool refreshing house is a huge relief on those hot summer days. The comforts that a well cared for HVAC system can provide are not possible unless you take care of your HVAC system by performing routine maintenance. Without the necessary tweaks and servicing, any HVAC system will fail to keep you comfortable throughout the changing seasons of the year.
Change the Filter
Your HVAC system will not perform well if its filter hasn’t been changed in ages. Imagine your HVAC system pushing air through an old dirty filter. It will work harder and less efficiently. Plus, the airflow will be nothing near what it should be. Taking the time to routinely change your HVAC filter will help your system run well and utilize less energy. A filter should be changed at least every two months or as needed. This simple effort can reduce an energy bill by up to 15 percent. You will not need an industrial strength fluidizer to perform simple maintenance checks like this on your HVAC system.
Check the Coil, Fin, and Condensate Drain
If you are so inclined, there are other areas of your system that deserve to be serviced as well. Your HVAC systems coil can become dirty making it difficult to absorb moisture and adequately perform. The Coil fin is another area that can become bent and misshaped over time but simply buying a fin comb and using it comb the fins back into shape is a helpful tool. The condensate drain is another area that can become blocked compromising your HVAC system’s ability to function optimally.
When It’s Time to Call a Professional
Most of us don’t know everything there is to know about our HVAC systems. This is why it’s a good idea to call a service technician to perform tweaks we aren’t familiar with. A service technician has been trained to look places we wouldn’t and to do things that we can’t. If there is an electrical problem or an issue with a duct a technician is armed with the knowledge, experience, and tools to get the job done.
Maintaining a healthy well-running HVAC system is not difficult if you make the suggested maintenance tweaks when you are supposed to. Going a step further and checking your systems coils, fins, and condensate drain will keep your system performing optimally. However, for more in-depth fixes and tweaks, it’s a good idea to call a professional heating and cooling technician. If you take care of your HVAC system it will take care of you.