Like everything, your HVAC system has the potential to fall apart or break when not properly maintained—except that if you need to replace a machine as big and intricate as an HVAC unit, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. This is all the more reason to make sure you give it proper care year after year, season after season. So, if you are a homeowner and don’t currently do your own basic HVAC maintenance, then this weekend is the time to start!
Here are some preventative maintenance tips to keep your HVAC in Mabank, TX running strong all year:
• Inspect HVAC parts and components: You don’t have to be a professional HVAC repairperson to inspect the unit and its components. All you need to do is look at it and determine whether something looks off. If you live where the weather gets extremely cold, know that pipes, connectors and coils can freeze. But year-round, pay attention for other issues, like corrosion, cracks, dirt buildup and worn parts.
• Install new air filters: Dirty air filters will cause your heating and cooling system to not function properly, because a clogged filter cannot allow air to flow through. Indoor debris like dirt, pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores and bacteria are always floating around in the air, and it’s the filter’s job to make sure these bad particles don’t get into the system. It’s recommended that you change filters every one to three months depending on your indoor living environment.
• Be nice to your HVAC: Residential and commercial HVAC equipment is convenient and in place for your comfort. We use it in the winter to stay warm and in the summer to cool down, but leaving it on constantly can overwork the unit, causing it to break down before its time. Don’t push the indoor temperature too far—give the unit a break and try alternative ways of staying warm or cool.
• Listen for signs of problems: Some HVAC units are old and loud, but they still work. However, if you have a newer unit that’s rattling, whistling, banging or producing electrical sounds (like sizzling, popping or cracking) when it’s on, you need to call an HVAC expert to take a look at it.
• Check around the unit: Whether your main HVAC unit is on the side of your house or fixed atop your roof, you’ll want to check around it for debris. Large green debris, like leaves and branches, can block the fan and hinder air circulation. Even small debris like grass clippings and dirt can clog up the fan.
Performing your own regular preventative maintenance for your HVAC in Mabank, TX is a good idea—especially if you plan to stay in the home for a long time. And when you’ve completed the basics for the season, call on the experts to take care of the technical stuff and conduct a thorough inspection.
Luckily for you, the team of professionals at Ken’s Comfort Zone Air Conditioning is fully trained to provide any service for your home’s or business’s heating and cooling system. Contact us today to schedule a visit!
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