Preventative maintenance is something we hear about all the time. Here are a few benefits preventative maintenance will have on your HVAC system. After we go over those benefits, we’ll go into a few ways you can maintain your system on your own.
Energy savings – A study conducted by the National Institute of Building Design Sciences concluded that HVAC maintenance saves between 10 and 40 percent of costs and emissions from those systems. That’s a huge amount! Over time those savings can easily make up for maintenance costs.
Protect yourself from big problems – A big problem with an HVAC system can mean a big check to fix it. It could also mean going a week or two without air condition in August or heat in January. Regular HVAC maintenance will prevent those big failures to your system. That means your heating and AC will be running year-round and you’ll avoid the large, unexpected expected expense a major problem can cause.
Extend longevity – Regular HVAC maintenance will not only extend the life of the entire system it will help each individual component. Cleaning your HVAC system will allow it to run more efficiently. When a system and all its components are running at peak performance, they don’t have to work as hard.
While we specialize in air conditioning maintenance, there’s a lot you can do on your own. Here are three simple, but important maintenance tips.
- Check, clean, or replace your filter every 60-90 days. Would you use the same water filter for a year? Of course not. An air filter is no different. Once you start doing this you’ll see how dirty they can get, especially if you haven’t changed your filter in a while. Once you see all that dirt, it’ll be easy to remember to change your filter.
- Clean debris from the outside of your system. Make sure to clean the outdoor part of your HVAC system. Leaves, twigs, and dirt can block airflow so make sure to remove those anytime you see them. If you want to do a little more of a deep cleaning, you can clean the inside of your system. After making sure to cut power to your unit, remove the access panel—usually on top. Once you’re inside, you can use a vacuum to get all the dirt out and wipe the coils off with a rag.
- Annual tune-up. That’s where we come in. If you think your system could benefit from an annual tune up give us a call or send us an email. Through the end of the month we’re offering a $25 discount off air conditioning summer tune-ups so it’s a great time to call!