Every homeowner is eventually going to require professional HVAC repairs at some point. We apologize if that sounds pessimistic to you, but we have another word for it: realistic. The fact of the matter is that no heater or air conditioning system will ever be 100% reliable. Mechanical systems of all kinds fail from time to time, and there is nothing in the foreseeable future that is going to change that fact. Does that mean that you should just resign yourself to an unreliable HVAC performance, though?
Of course not! While there is no way to make your system 100% reliably, you can certainly take certain measures to ensure that you are able to get the most dependable performance possible from your HVAC systems. In fact, that is exactly what we’ll be talking about in today’s post. So strap in, and take some advice from the Greenwich, CT HVAC professionals on our team about how you can limit your experience with HVAC problems.
Keep Your HVAC Units Clean
We do not expect you, nor would we ever advise you, to attempt to do a deep clean on your HVAC systems yourself. That is something that only a trained, professional technician can handle—a point that we’ll explore a bit more in just a moment. However, keeping your HVAC units and the areas surrounding them clean in a very general manner can help to prevent problems from developing with these systems.
You should keep the area surrounding your indoor unit clean and free of clutter. If you use a combustion based heating system, this can help to prevent potentially dangerous situations from developing. It will also help to keep airflow moving, though, which keeps some strain off of the system. If you use a heat pump, or a central AC, then you’ll want to check in on the outdoor unit from time to time. If grass clippings are stuck to the unit’s sides, just hose them off, and remove any leaves or sticks from the top of the unit.
Don’t Forget About the Air Filter
The basic cleaning outlined above is very important, but there is another housekeeping task that you need to handle which is even more important: keeping the air filter in your HVAC fresh and clean! If your air filter is very dirty, then your AC or forced air heating system is going to have to work harder than it should have to in order to heat or cool your home.
Not only can that negatively affect your comfort, but it can also add a lot of strain to the system’s already demanding job. Do not allow a something as simple and beneficial as changing your air filter regularly to go undone. The consequences are just too great.
And Schedule Maintenance!
If you’ve visited this blog before, then you probably saw this one coming. Yes, we are always reminding homeowners to schedule annual HVAC maintenance with trained professionals—but that’s because it is so important! Simply put, there is no better way in which to keep your HVAC systems functioning properly than with regular, professional tune-ups.
Schedule your HVAC maintenance with Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.