Replacing the filters to your HVAC unit every one to six months is imperative
to preventing problems with your system. How often you will need to change
them out depends on the area where you live (rural areas will probably
have more inside dust that suburban), pets in the household, number of
people, etc. Clean filters only cost you a small amount, but can help
save hundreds on your energy bill over the life of your
heating & cooling unit.
#2: Cleaning the Coils
Most homeowners do not realize that they need to clean the coils on the
unit on a bi-annual basis. Systems that are indoors can often be cleaned
with a vacuum cleaner. Air conditioning systems outdoors will need to
have the panel removed and the coils hosed out. Often, our customers are
incredibly surprised how much dirt and grime collects on these coils,
causing the system to have to work harder and increasing your electric bills.
#3: Check for Damage
It is also important to check the unit for any damage on a bi-annual basis.
This includes any tubing, fan blades, motor, etc. While this step can
be a bit daunting the first time you check it, after a few times you will
be easily able to spot and troubleshoot any minor problems. This will
also help you avoid expensive
Keep your system in top shape through regular
heating and cooling maintenance.
This will not only ensure the system is able to cool your home when needed,
it can also make a big difference on your energy bills.