Posted on: Jul 02, 2018
Your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system stands as a valuable investment within the property itself. As a massive appliance built throughout your home, maintaining your HVAC system does more than keep your home comfortable throughout the course of the year. It also helps you save money, which is why you owe it to yourself to extend the life of this system. Here are four tips the team at Airco Service Inc. wants you to perform in order to maintain the functionality of your system and extend its life.
Change the Air Filters
Swapping out the air filters is an easy step to take. It prevents the buildup of dust and dirt inside the ventilation system while improving the overall air quality. It also reduces the energy used to heat and cool your house. It’s best to change the filters out every three months. If you have pets, smoke or suffer from airborne allergies, you should invest in a higher quality HEPA filter and swap it out every two months.
Regularly Clean the Vents
Have the vents professionally cleaned. Changing out the filters helps prevent dander, dust and debris buildup within the vents, but regular cleanings help cut down on this even further.
Service Your HVAC System Annually
Problems with HVAC systems often do not become easily identifiable to the average homeowner until they stop working. By then, it’s too late. In order to avoid this kind of problem, it’s important to have it inspected annually. This way, any potential problems can be identified and corrected before leading to much more costly repairs.
Don’t Block Vents
Avoid blocking vents and air ducts. You want the air to flow out properly. If it doesn’t, it can create clogs and other problems within the system, especially with the air-intake vent.
No matter what the components of your HVAC system are, what its age is or what time of year it is, it’s important to take care of all the hardware involved. While you can help maintain the furnace, heater, air conditioner and vents, you also need the assistance of an outside professional. With the team at Airco Service Inc, you’ll not only extend the life of the system, but you’ll improve the air quality, avoid more extensive damage and save money throughout the year. So, feel free to give Airco Service Inc. a call at your earliest convenience.