The importance of maintaining your HVAC system is to prevent any breakdowns and ensure that your system runs all season long at top efficiency. Since this system is both important and expensive, it’s important to ensure it’s taken care of properly. Below are some maintenance tips to help keep your HVAC repair costs low and indoor comfort levels high.
It’s important to pay attention to any thumping, rattling, grinding, or buzzing with your system – all of which can indicate a problem in your HVAC system. Also, pay attention to possible performance issues like weak airflow, spotty heating or cooling, or thermostat issues. Addressing the issues at an early stage can cause less damage overall.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Make it a habit of having your heaters tuned every fall and air conditioners tuned every spring. Very few people know that with regular maintenance, you can prevent up to 95 percent of all HVAC repairs. Regular maintenance will:
- Extend the lifespan of your equipment.
- Keep your system operating at peak capacity.
- Cut energy costs.
Replace Your Air Filters
It is recommended to replace filters every 30 to 90 days and check for dirt and clogs every month. The filter changing frequency depends on the number of people living and pets living in your household; more the latter, the higher the frequency. Mark this and other important maintenance tips in your monthly routine since operating your HVAC with a dirty or clogged filter may damage your equipment.
Clean the Vents
Keeping the vents clean helps to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating and obstructing airflow. Check the airflow from time to time to make sure that it’s not weak. If you notice weak airflow, contact Mirtron A/C & Heating, LLC, to schedule a checkup as soon as possible. Call us at 281-859-5757.