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Why Do I Need Regular Maintenance?
Just like other systems throughout your home, your HVAC system requires regular maintenance to keep 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 and 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 need to be replaced. You should check your filter at least once every month to determine just when your filter gets too clogged up to work. For some homeowners, every three months is ideal. However, for others that have lots of pets, filters may need to be changed every month.
Duct And System Cleaning
Over time the dust throughout your home will end up in the ducting and throughout the heating system components. It's recommended to have an HVAC professional come to your home to clean out your ducting and your overall system components. 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 while doing 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 safely escape. Over time, hard water and other debris may block this drain area. Therefore, you'll need to have the condenser drained cleaned regularly to avoid excess moisture from getting trapped inside of your cooling system. If you're not overly familiar with the condenser of your system, then it's best to contact an HVAC professional to take care of this cleaning process.
Visually 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 and to alert you of any components that are reaching the end of their lifespan. A skilled HVAC professional should be doing a visual inspection of your system at least once every year. This will help you to identify if any components of your system will need to be replaced in the near future.
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