Did you know that the HVAC system in your home works harder than your automobile? Just like your car, the HVAC system requires regularly scheduled service to keep it in excellent working condition.
Furnace Repair & Maintenance
Scheduled maintenance is essential for your HVAC system to ensure it keeps running all season without breakdowns. Nothing is worse than having to call for furnace repair during a snowstorm. The HVAC system is an essential and expensive system for your home, so it is paramount to properly take care of it. Below are some maintenance tips to help you save some money on HVAC repairs.
Pay attention to thumping, rattling, buzzing, or grinding sounds coming from your HVAC. Any of these could mean there is a problem with your system. Are the noises accompanied by other performance issues such as weak airflow, spotty heating or cooling, finding puddles around the indoor unit, or thermostat issues? Relay all information to an HVAC professional.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Have your air conditioners tuned every spring and the heaters tuned every fall. Regular maintenance can prevent up to 95% of HVAC repairs. With regular maintenance, your HVAC system runs efficiently, operating at peak capacity for your family’s maximum comfort.
Replace Air Filters
Check the air filters every month for dirt and clogging. Replace the air filters every 30 to 90 days. The more pets and people residing in the house, the more often the air filters need changing. Make this a monthly routine because running the equipment with dirty filters can damage it.
Clean the Ducts
To keep the dirt and dust from building up and obstructing airflow, vacuum the vents annually. Weak airflow means the system works harder. Ducts might also trap dust, dander, or even pets or develop leaks where air escapes. Regular duct cleaning improves the indoor air quality and keeps your HVAC system healthy. Contact an HVAC service technician to check out your system.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
The HVAC system’s outdoor unit requires monthly maintenance, as well. Ensure the unit is clean and free of twigs, leaves, or debris and cut back all plants and shrubs by three feet at least. Get rid of dirt by wiping the inside and outside of the unit, and if need be, wash the unit off with a gentle spray using a garden hose.
Get a Maintenance Plan
Having an HVAC preventive maintenance plan can help you avoid many problems and save you money. You never miss out on the benefits of having the HVAC system running efficiently. A maintenance plan helps cover costs when repairs are needed.
Good Deals Heating and Cooling
Apart from your HVAC system’s age, most of the furnace repairs are caused by poor management of the unit. Keeping an eye on things can go a long way towards keeping the costs down. Good Deals Heating and Cooling are HVAC System experts and will keep your system up and running all year long. Call 215-947-1166 and schedule an inspection of your system today.