Maintaining your home’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is important for both the longevity of the system and the quality of air in your home. Here are some steps to maintain your HVAC system:
Change air filters regularly: Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, reducing efficiency and causing the system to work harder, which can result in higher energy bills. Check your filters at least once a month and change them every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and how often you use your system.
Clean the evaporator and condenser coils: Dirty coils can also reduce efficiency and cause the system to work harder. Make sure the coils are free of debris, and clean them at least once a year. You can use a soft brush or a commercial coil cleaner.
Check the refrigerant level: Too much or too little refrigerant can cause the system to operate inefficiently, so it’s important to ensure that the refrigerant level is correct. Have a professional inspect and service the refrigerant level every 1-2 years.
Clean the air ducts: Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in the air ducts, reducing efficiency and causing poor air quality. Have a professional clean the air ducts every 3-5 years.
Schedule annual maintenance: Have a professional HVAC technician inspect and service your system every year. This can help identify and prevent potential issues, improve efficiency, and prolong the life of your system.
By following these steps, you can maintain your home’s HVAC system and keep it running efficiently for years to come.