Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Your HVAC System in Perfect Shape
Posted on September 26th, 2018
If you’re like most people, you want to get your money’s worth out of things you purchase. Your HVAC system in your home is no different, so it begs this question: Are you doing all you can to make sure that it stays working efficiently, just as well as when you first installed it? That’s something to really think about. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your HVAC system in the best shape.
Change Your Filter
It seems simple, but it’s so important. We always emphasize to our clients that you absolutely need to be on top of changing your HVAC filter. The frequency at which you must change filters is going to depend largely on the quality of the filters you buy. However, a general time frame is this: Plan on switching them out every 4 to 6 weeks. Remember, the dirtier a filter is, the more your system has to work to try to push cool or warm air out of constricted openings, which not only tires out the unit, it wastes more energy. If you don’t ever bother to check your filters, it could even be a potential fire risk! It’s imperative to remember this for the safety of your home and the quality of your HVAC system.
Clean in and Around the Air Handler
There can be dust or debris gathered within the actual HVAC air handler itself. This is normal; a good amount of dust is caught in the filter, so naturally you would find it within or around the unit. For the most comprehensive care of your HVAC system, take time to vacuum or wipe down the inside where you change the filter, and vacuum around the outside of it as well, whether it’s tucked away in an attic or closet. This helps eliminate the risk of a debris-caused fire or other event.
Schedule Annual Maintenance With Duggan’s
The best thing you can do to ensure the health of your HVAC system (and protect your long-term investment) is to schedule regular, annual maintenance to check up on your system. Annual maintenance can keep you ahead of any potential problems, before you run into a major one down the line that results in a costly fix. Schedule your installation, annual maintenance, or any unanticipated repairs with Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
today by calling us at 706-733-8703
. We are based in Augusta, Georgia, and serve surrounding South Carolina cities as well.