With summer upon us, the time has come once again to look at the needs of the HVAC system in our home. To get you started as soon as possible, we’ve compiled a few quick HVAC preventative maintenance tips for you to implement that will keep your equipment running smoothly throughout the season and beyond.
Call a Qualified Technician
Before the start of the season or shortly thereafter, you should schedule an appointment with a qualified technician. He or she will check out the overall operation of your equipment and inform you of any potential problems that need to be fixed.
Clean or Replace the System’s Filter
As you’re likely aware, as your system’s air filter clears the air of debris and various particulates, it gets clogged up after a while. You should check your filter once per month to see if it’s filled up and either clean or replace it, depending on the type you use.
Upgrade Your Home’s Thermostat
Your thermostat is an essential component in keeping your HVAC system running the way it should throughout the season. Test the thermostat on a regular basis to ensure proper operation and, if you haven’t already upgraded to a smart thermostat, that’s an excellent idea, too.
Fix Any Damage to Your Ductwork
Damage to your ductwork, such as tears, holes, or joint issues can cause severe air leaks, which forces your system to work a lot harder than it needs to in order to condition your air. It’s a good idea to check the ductwork periodically and fix any issues right away to maintain proper airflow.
Remove Debris from the Outdoor Unit
Many HVAC systems are connected to an outdoor unit, but some homeowners seem to either forget this fact or simply neglect it. If you have an outdoor unit at your home, be sure that debris such as dirt, branches, birds’ nests, and anything else has been cleared away.
If you’d like to learn more about HVAC preventative maintenance or any other comfort-related issues, Powers Heating & Air can help. We’ve been serving the area of Peachtree City since 2001.