- February 27, 2018
Having your heating system breakdown midseason is every homeowner’s nightmare. On top of the physical discomfort, you’ll have the unexpected repair expense. In addition to pre-season inspections, there are a number of things you can do to ensure trouble-free performance all year long.
Change the Filters
Air filters are designed to capture dust and other airborne allergens inside your home. Dirty or clogged air filters obstruct airflow, making your unit work harder but less efficiently. In addition, dirty air filters can also release trapped dust, pollen and pet dander into your home, possibly increasing respiratory illnesses. Some units have indicators letting you know when the filter needs to be changed. If your heating system is older, make a point of checking the air filters once a month.
Inspect the Outdoor Unit
If your heating system has an outside unit, the area around it must be kept free of debris. Pull weeds and remove any fallen tree limbs around the parameter of the unit. You can also hose down the outside unit to remove any accumulation of dirt and pollen.
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
Many homeowners wonder why they can’t perform complete HVAC maintenance themselves. Even if you are handy around the home, a complete tuneup requires knowledge, skill and appropriate tools. When you schedule mid-season maintenance, your technician will check for loose connections, calibrate, clean and lubricate all moving parts and inspect the system’s controls.
Mid-season heating and air conditioning maintenance is something every homeowner should consider. Whether your goal is to save money or improve your heating system’s efficiency, routine maintenance can help you reach your goals. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of HVAC maintenance, contact us today at 903-200-4584.