The Two Most Important Maintenance Items to Keep Your HVAC System in Tip-Top Shape
Investing in an HVAC system is an investment in your family’s comfort and the protection of your home’s inner-workings, such as its pipes. No one wants to wake up to frozen pipes because the furnace went out overnight. You know that regular maintenance is vital to your unit’s lifespan. Do you know of the two areas you can focus on year-round as a homeowner?
In between your regularly scheduled maintenance with an HVAC professional, keep an eye on these two components:
One mistake that will stop airflow and render your air conditioner inefficient is when you fail to keep the unit’s filters clean. When air is obstructed, dirt particles can enter the evaporator coil and prevent the heat-absorbing capacity. Enjoy decreased energy consumption by 5%-15% just by swapping out filters.
Debris Around Unit
By removing the leaves, weeds, and grass around the general vicinity of your system, you protect it from nasty bugs. Yes, having debris surrounding the air conditioner unit invites a variety of pests to enter and wreak havoc on the panels.
Staying on top of maintenance is a partnership between you and your preferred licensed HVAC technician. While they can inspect and fix any issues with your air conditioner or furnace, you can help by regularly changing your furnace filters and keeping debris away.
Reach out to the team from The Energy Centre to take advantage of yearly air conditioner and furnace preventative maintenance. Read our Central Air Conditioner Maintenance guide to learn more about how you can keep your AC unit performing well for years to come.
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