A lot of factors can affect how well your HVAC system works. One of the most important of these factors is proper, regular maintenance. This includes inspections and tune-ups conducted by professional heating and cooling service providers, as well as general maintenance you can do by yourself. This spring, our experts at The Ice-Man suggest the following tips to help keep your heating and air conditioning units in tip-top shape for the rest of the year.
Regularity is key. It’s not enough to have your system checked only when you remember to do so. Regular seasonal maintenance is crucial in ensuring your HVAC system runs for the length of its estimated lifespan. That said, it can be challenging to keep track of all your HVAC appointments. One solution is to sign a maintenance agreement with your local HVAC company so you never have to miss any essential visits.
Filter changes. Centralized air conditioners and furnaces have filters to maintain high indoor air quality levels. Over time, these filters can get clogged with trapped dust and dirt. Make sure you change your filter at least once every 30 days. Check it every week to see if it needs to be replaced. Homes in high-dust areas may need the filter replaced more frequently.
Clean your outdoor unit. Thorough cleaning of the outdoor unit can only be done by a professional, but there are steps you can take to help keep it in good condition. Sweep away any dirt in the area around the unit and remove large debris that may have accumulated on its surface. Be careful not to get into the condenser coils, as you may cause performance issues.
Calibrate your thermostat. As you transition from heating to cooling, make sure your thermostat and controls are calibrated. Check their battery levels and replace them if necessary. Your local HVAC technician can help you calibrate your thermostat.
The Ice-Man offers regular HVAC maintenance as well as installation and repair services. Give us a call at (609) 466-9020 or fill out our contact form to schedule a visit or request a free estimate on a new HVAC installation today.