Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's probably one that you don't think too much about, until there's a problem with it. Maintaining your HVAC system is an important task that most homeowners don't pay enough attention to. Prevent problems and breakdowns with your system by performing seasonal maintenance tasks. See below for helpful tips to ensure your system works properly season after season.
In the spring, everything is beginning to come back to life outside. The grass is turning green again, trees are budding and soon it will be hot enough to turn on the air conditioner. This is the time to take a look at your air conditioner and clean it up before turning it on for the season. Remove weeds beginning to grow around the unit. Clean up leaves around it from the previous fall season and remove twigs and branches from the top or near the unit.
During summer, beautiful flowers and plants are blooming everywhere. Be sure there aren't any blooming too closely to your unit. You want to keep a clear area around your unit so air flow isn't blocked to the unit. Remove weeds, tall grass and flowers growing too closely to the unit. Also be sure when mowing your lawn that you blow the clippings away from the unit. This is another good time to spray your unit down to remove dust and other debris from the coils.
You will be using your air conditioner less and less, but it's still a good idea to clean up the unit to prepare it for winter. Remove leaves from around the unit, and clean up the inside (turn it off first before opening the unit) to remove leaves and other debris. Cover the unit with a tarp when you're done with it for the season. At this point, you should be preparing your furnace for the cold weather ahead. Remove any objects from around the furnace that you may have stored there during summer. Also use your vacuum to clean up dust and debris from inside and around the furnace (be sure the power is off).
During winter, make sure you are using your furnace quite a bit. Be sure there isn't anything blocking the vents around your home so that the air is being distributed evenly around your home. Keep a piece of wood on your air conditioning unit to prevent falling snow and ice from damaging your unit outside.
The air filter in your system should be changed each and every month. Be sure to change it using the same size and type of filter. This helps clean the air inside your home and keep your HVAC system working properly. Contact a professional HVAC company like Boyers R S Heating & Air Conditioning Inc about other things you can do to ensure your system works properly each season.Share
7 April 2017
How well did your air conditioning system cool your home last summer? Did you find that the system struggled to keep your home a comfortable temperature during those very hot days? How high were your utility bills during the summer? If your system is outdated, not working properly or has not been maintained recently, it could be time for some professional help. You can learn what could be going wrong with your system and how those problems could be causing your utility bills to skyrocket by visiting my website. It is my hope that you will learn everything necessary to maintain a cool home without spending a fortune on utilities.