Heating and air conditioning systems last longer with routine maintenance. When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to deal with is an HVAC malfunction. Fortunately, this inconvenience can be avoided by maintaining your equipment.
Here are some HVAC maintenance tasks to add to your to-do list.
Inspect & Replace Filters
Dirty filters are a common cause of malfunction in HVAC systems. They restrict airflow, preventing cool air from reaching your spaces. Since they cause equipment to work harder and consume more energy, your utility bills can increase. Avoid this scenario by regularly checking and replacing HVAC filters. Depending on the type of filter you have, where you live and if someone in your household has allergies, you’ll need to replace filters every one to three months.
Check Your Thermostat
Has it been hard to keep your home cool lately? It does not necessarily mean that your HVAC system has problems. Your AC won’t work right if you have a malfunctioning thermostat. Skilled HVAC contractors can repair and calibrate this component.
Have Ducts Cleaned
Debris can accumulate inside your home’s ductwork, restricting airflow. Duct cleaning is best handled by experienced professionals. Aside from cleaning, your HVAC technician can also check the ducts for clogs and leaks.
Remove Obstructions From the Vents
Are there items obstructing your vents? Remove them to allow conditioned air to circulate within your living space. Also, placing large objects in front of vents can strain your HVAC system, causing it to work harder to reach your set temperature. As a result, it uses more energy and becomes more susceptible to breakdowns.
Whether you want to upgrade your air conditioner or need a heating repair, Perfect Degree HVAC is ready to assist. Our highly trained team is well-equipped to handle all your residential HVAC concerns. Call us at (610) 529-7372 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.