Your heating and air conditioning systems are essential to year-round indoor comfort. The last thing you’d want is HVAC failure in the middle of a blazing hot summer’s day. This is why maintenance is a year-round task. But don’t worry, we got you covered.
Here’s a quick guide on the specific maintenance tasks you should focus on throughout the year.
You’ll probably do some spring cleaning, so you might as well include your HVAC system. Always start with the air filters; clean or replace them if they’re disposable. Likewise, clean the vents and registers and make sure nothing is clogging these areas. It’s important for HVAC systems to have proper airflow to keep it at its full efficiency. Make sure to clean the chimneys and vent pipes as well.
As spring edges into summer, fire up your air conditioner and troubleshoot any issues. Filters tend to fill up faster during a cooling season, so clean or replace your filters at least once a month. Test the thermostats and smoke detectors and replace batteries as needed. Clean the area around the condenser unit and heat pump, and clear them of vegetation, pooling water, and debris. It needs to circulate large amounts of heat, so proper airflow is important. Clean the drip pan and condensate drain lines, and remove any clogs or standing water.
Most importantly, schedule professional preventive maintenance, if you haven’t already done so. If there are issues with your HVAC system, have it addressed by a professional.
As the weather gets cooler, you should have a working heating system for cold nights. Set your programmable thermostat for heating during evenings and adjust as needed. If you have a furnace-type heating system, have preventive maintenance conducted. It may also be a good idea to have your home assessed by an energy auditor certified by the Building Performance Institute. You can improve your monthly energy consumption by addressing potential spots that may incur energy loss.
During winter, keep areas around your heating equipment clear. If you have traditional thermostats, consider replacing them with learning thermostats, which could remember your heating and air conditioning needs for different times of the day, during different seasons, and even during dinner hours where no one is occupying bedrooms.
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