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Why Do I Need Regular Maintenance?
Like other systems in your home, your HVAC system needs regular maintenance. This keeps it performing at its most optimal. This will assist in keeping your energy bills low and your system in working order. As a homeowner, there are some maintenance tasks that you should be doing. There are some tasks that you should be hiring a professional to do for you.
Checking And Replacing Filters
Your HVAC system will have an air filter or two that work to trap unwanted dirt and debris in the air of your home. It's best to change your filters every two to three months. When you locate your filter, you'll want to assess how dirty it is. Filters that you can no longer see through needs a replacement. You should check your filter at least once every month to see if your filter gets too clogged up to work. For some homeowners, every three months is ideal. For others that have lots of pets, you may need to change your filters every month.
Duct And System Cleaning
Over time the dust throughout your home will end up in the ducting and in the heating system. Have an HVAC professional come to your home to clean out your ducting and your system. The most common places for dust buildup include the condenser coils and blowers. A skilled HVAC professional will be able to remove the dust from these areas. They will also do their annual inspection of your system.
Clear Out Condenser Drain Debris
Every cooling system has a condenser drain where excess water in the system can escape. Over time, hard water and other debris may block this drain area. You'll need to have the condenser drained cleaned often. This is to avoid excess moisture from getting trapped inside of your cooling system. If you're not familiar with the condenser, contact an HVAC professional to take care of this.
Inspect System Components
There are various components of your HVAC system that you'll need to inspect on a regular basis. The idea of a visual inspection is to identify any faulty pieces of equipment. These help to alert you of any components that are reaching the end of their lifespan. A skilled HVAC professional should do a visual inspection of your system at least once a year. This will help you to identify if any components of your system will need to a replacement soon.
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